A Burgundy diary – 21 May 2021

Wild flowers in a grey May

At the road-sides and by the paths forget-me-nots and speedwell mix their blues and delicate blooms. Pink campion and occasional white campion are scattered. Stitchwort nestles beneath the emerging hawthorn buds of May. Marguerite are flowering in this grey, cold May.

For me, still, scabious are my favourite; and at the entrance to the barn we have what seems to me a burgeoning colony. Long may they return each year, and burgeon more and more.

A brief look at posts for May ago, shows how different this year’s miserable later Spring has made wild-flower growth.