I love coming home from Japan at this time of year. After a month things have certainly changed.
I am delighting in walking through the lush countryside. I feel like a child discovering things for the first time, yet meeting old friends too.
A beautifully scented, shy English bluebell. Beware the Spanish invader, which has no smell, and whose blooms stand arrogantly upright. It looks as if it is doing a fandango. Be careful, please, if you order bulbs for your garden. It is quite possible the more aggressive Spaniard will overcome our coy English forestdweller. Gorgeous Gorse flowers and soft young Beech leaves.