Ne’er cast a clout till May be out

12 May
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.

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6 Responses to “Ne’er cast a clout till May be out”

  1. Dragonstar May 13, 2017 at 3:07 pm #

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

  2. Klara May 13, 2017 at 9:12 pm #

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

  3. riitta k May 14, 2017 at 3:58 am #

    Congrats to Margot – fabulous!!!! It seems you have a green jungle over there…

  4. Jutta K. Germany May 14, 2017 at 9:37 am #

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

  5. James May 14, 2017 at 7:56 pm #

    Wonderful photos!

  6. William Kendall May 16, 2017 at 9:15 pm #

    It is pretty!

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