Saturday, 13 May 2017

Ne'er cast a clout till May be out

No, not a political slogan, but advice on what to wear in England in spring time which can be notoriously fickle temperature wise. You may know May blossom  as hawthorn, maythorn, quickthorn, whitethorn or (my favourite if Wikipedia can be believed) motherdie but the name matters little when it's covering the whole countryside with luscious white blossom. The scent of this bush is particularly pungent and, some say, redolent of corpses which may be why it is considered bad luck to bring the blossom into your house. It looks much better outside any way.

Margot took the top shot. She prefers it in colour but it's not her blog.

The weekend in black and white is here.


  1. That's a truly beautiful black and white photo! I like hawthorn very much.

  2. oh, it is so beautiful in black and white. I didn't know about bad luck thing.

  3. Congrats to Margot - fabulous!!!! It seems you have a green jungle over there...

  4. Wonderful B/W photo.
    I like it so much.
    Greetings from Germany