Sunday 8 May 2016

Summer dresses in new bloom

The glory of the moment is a magnificent display of dandelions.
This morning I had the rare opportunity to walk around the Yorkshire Arboretum alone, and on a glorious summer-warm day. The change over the past few days, from chilly April to warm May is remarkable, and very welcome. Here are a few pics taken on the iPad.

Pear Glade with the Cruck house dressed as for a wedding.

Bluebells have been sown in and are steadily expanding their area.

A nice tuft of Wood Sorrel, Oxalis acetosella, in a fork of a cherry.

A view along the 'back ride', where the trees have quickly come into leaf.

The bright foliage of Fagus sylvatica 'Albovariegata'.

Rhododendron pseudochrysanthum is at its very pretty peak.

A cloud of white flowers on a wild-origin Prunus yamasakura from Japan with Cedrus deodara behind.

White flowers and bronzed leaves on Prunus jamasakura.