Rooks among the rocks
Song thrush bursts with soul
Wood pigeon, Avebury standing stone
Standing stones at Avebury
Wood avens
Common blue damselfly female
Spring Lambs Wenlock Edge
Peacock at Powis Castle
Chicken of the woods fungus on oak
Green spirits awakening in May
Green spirits awakening in May

Guardian Country Diary Wenlock Edge by Paul Evans 6 May 2015. Photograph by Maria Nunzia @Varvera The green alkanet is in flower along the hedge that catches the morning light and gives shelter from the rain. May brings green fire: a lyrical contagion. Thickset, coarse and bristly, green alkanet has the feel of an outsider, pitching up on boundary land, putting down its stubborn roots, which, once, were used to make red dye.

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