Sunday, 5 June 2011
We are now just five days out of the month of May, when the hedgerow blossom bearing the same name would normally have flowered. Only this year, we were treated to the spectacular display in April.
Thus, being five days into the month of June we would now be expecting to see the dainty dog rose coming into its own. Instead, I was stunned to see these ripening haws, normally a fixture for September.
To quote the words of the popular song:
"But it's a long, long while from May to December
And the days grow short when you reach September.
The autumn weather turns the leaves to flame
And I haven't got the time for the waiting game."
No doubt due to the lack of rain here in the East, this hawthorn certainly didn't have time for the waiting game.