Sunday, 31 May 2015

A Welcome Addition to the Palette.

Spring in the English countryside is very much dominated by white. The verges are crowded with cow parsley, the hedgerows are laden with May blossom, and the creamy flowers of elder are just starting to show.

But today the humble buttercups burst forth. After all these years I’m still bowled over by the colour of buttercups. No natural yellow is quite as vibrant as the yellow of a buttercup flower, which is why most of those growing in the garden get left alone by yours truly while everybody else is muttering ‘weed.’

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