|I love the pink Hawthorne on the common|
|new leaves and blue skies|
The open, wide expanse of skies, new leaves against the blue, my favourite. Awesome. The Buttercup meadows, the Daises and the grasses beginning to grow in abundance.
|blue skies and buttercup meadows|
Of course May saw the arrival of others who also love the common!
|the cows are out!|
Yes the cows are out and there's a fair bit of jostling going here for a space under the cool shady trees! They are remembering their summer ground and the places they like to go. They are such big beautiful creatures with their big brown eyes. Mainly a little shy of the humans. Getting barked by the occassional passing dog. Everyone will have to make room for the new arrivals and find their place. There's room for everyone up here.
|having a scratch on the bench!|
I found these funny pictures in the National Trust booklet!
|keep little dogs under control!|
|Daffodils are not good for cows.|
Daffodils are poisonous for cows. I didn't know that. That would be why you only see wild flowers up here.
|ancient grazing rights on the common|
The grazing rights for the common go back to the days of William the Conqueror. I will look out for the horses and the donkey who follows them around.
|lovely betty's bench|
So here is our daily view. This bench says 'a lovely view for a lovely lady'. Her name was Betty. It's a top spot. We can sit awhile, take in the view out to the River Severn and across to the Black mountains and Wales. We can watch the Magpies and the Ravens circling in the warm currents and dream of the place where the river flows into the sea and the coast line and beaches and the ocean. All from the view on our hill top.
|Hawthorne (dog-walkers christmas tree in may)|
And here is the famous Hawthorne tree, which at christmas becomes this.
Well I've brought you up here with me many times now, I hope you don't mind. I've even bumped into two fellow dog-walkers/bloggers, which is strange because you kind of know them and you kind of don't!
|pickings from the garden|
At home I have been picking a lovely supply of flowers from the garden.
|blue spotted jug|
and enjoying them in this blue spotted jug. I think it was a second, because of the misprint, but I love it and the glaze and the shape. Underneath it says made in Japan.
I have a couple of creative makings to show you, but to be honest my energy levels feel quite low right now. I need to take some photos and share some little adventures from this half term. But I'm taking it pretty slowly right now. Just trying to recover some of that energy again. The last week seem to involve a lot of driving around dropping the teen off at his Dads for a few days and then back home to a couple of days of sanding and painting, touching up the teens room. I just want it to feel like a fresh space.
|a string of colourful bunting.|
But oh go on. Just a little one then! A little project, inspired by Ingthings, I can't remember where on her blog I saw this. I still have to string it together, but it will make a little bunting for the summer.
Well dear people, that's it for now, can't wait to share my other projects, have a great week. Hope all is well.