|Jake, my collie, in the buttercup meadow.|
England is traditionally glorious in May—and actually was so today, the hottest day of the year to date
And here are some images from a glorious walk this afternoon through my garden, and little orchard, and around the fields surrounding our house.
I have substituted prayer walking for prayer in a locked room, and am listening to Scripture on my iPhone. I really enjoy prayer on the hoof. Being out in May with the birds singing in happiness, and the fields and trees full of flower and blossom fills my heart with joy, even ecstasy.
I am grateful for the gift of living in the English countryside which is so beautiful, and so rich in history and literary association!
|Buttercups with a flowering hawthorn hedge in the background|
|Looking down at the buttercups|
|A glimpse of the rape seed field|
|another view from our balcony|
|field of rape seed|
|Tractor tracks left by the farmer when spraying|
|close up of the rape flowers|
Three views of the hawthorn hedge
|Queens Anne’s lace by the vegetable garden|
|Queen Anne’s lace, sticky weed (Galium aparine), and a few bluebells in the woods under the birches|
|A fallen nest|
|Columbine under a still dormant mulberry|
|Judas tree (I think)|
|Purple asparagus, almost the same color as the soil, sprouting.|
|A shady nook with giant solomon’s seal|