Today is Summer Solstice in the Northern Hemisphere, the longest day of the year and I am trying to squeeze in a new post from today’s walk before this day is gone for good. I might just make it! It is an auspicious day to make a wish, light a candle, make flowers crowns or share a few flower pictures on the blog 😉
All the season changes are happening I am always amazed seeing new flowers and plants appearing week by week. I have seen the lily buds today so already planning to go back in few days time and check on their progress. Some of the spring flowers like bluebells, honesty have gone long time ago and left some pretty seed capsules behind. I am already thinking about”the seeds” post but need more photos.
Meanwhile, have fun with the summer blooms.
Days will be getting shorter from tomorrow so make sure to enjoy some nature therapy and cherish the daylight when it lasts!
Here we are, mid-year in June. What a sweet month is is, filled with long sunny days, fragrant of roses, acacia and elderflowers, buzzing with bees. Makes you think about holiday trips and some exciting adventures ahead! It is only two weeks until Summer Solstice when we can enjoy the longest day of the year and summer will be in full swing by then. Time to appreciate this season’s abundance and bask in the glorious sun rays.
Lavender buds are starting opening up and I can’t wait to pick some of them and make lavender macerated oil. I have made rose petals oil but will write a separate post about roses and share some pictures as well. In the “Floral book of birthdays” June as month is entirely dedicated to roses. Lucky those born in June, my 2 nephews including!
I am just sitting at my desk with the window widely open and listening to birds’ chirps and singings. It has been the warmest day so far reaching scorching 25 degrees in London, in April. Tomorrow, is however back to normal.
I went on another cycle to the beautiful woods of Wimbledon Common thinking Londoners are so lucky to have those green areas on their doorstep. Trees are slowly getting greener but still lots of bare branches make birds spotting much easier. There is a skylark protection area with lots of black crows residing there as well.
Wildflowers spotting included cowslips, red dead nettles, dandelions and our today’s star, bluebell. It has been UK’s favourite wild flower for years. Violet-blue or white bell shaped flowers with gently curved up petals are hanging gracefully on the long stems. They are very popular and grow even in our little communal garden. The most spectacular are bluebell woods with the carpets of flowers indicating the ancient woods.
Thinking of my favourite spring wildflower, I’d probably say, violet.
Do you have a favourite?