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Summer is here – and that’s official!

The signs are out there – you can’t miss them – signifying that summer is really here. All along the hedgerows and by the side of winding footpaths, a delicate white flower has appeared over recent weeks, blossoming in abundant numbers almost everywhere you look.

I’m talking about Cow Parsley (Anthriscus sylvestris), of course, and though you may not know its name (it’s sometimes called Queen Anne’s Lace) you can’t fail to have seen it in recent days. I just love this time of year when the distinction between road and countryside is blurred with a subtle softness created by this beautiful flower that is so often simply dismissed and overlooked.

For me, the blossoming of Cow Parsley along the hedgerows heralds the start of summer so here are a few pictures to whet your appetite for weekend walks or evening strolls (or even a few days away on a walking holiday in the UK) through the spectacular British countryside wherever you live.

Get out there and enjoy it…

Walk through green fields lined with delicate cow parsley...
Self-guided walking holidays in the UK
Take time out to visit historic landmarks...
Self-guided walking holidays in the UK
Enjoy colourful verges as you walk along quiet roads...
Self-guided walking holidays in the UK
Amble along inviting paths through idyllic scenery...
Self-guided walking holidays in the UK
Enjoy the freshness of a balmy sea breeze...
Self-guided walking holidays in the UK
Relax amid the heady fragrance of wayside wildflowers...
Self-guided walking holidays in the UK
Sit and rest surrounded by fields of golden buttercups...
Self-guided walking holidays in the UK
Seek shade with the sheep under a deep blue sky...
Self-guided walking holidays in the UK
Stay quiet, walk slowly – and see nature up close...
Self-guided walking holidays in the UK
Wander through quiet, sunlight-dappled woods carpetted in bluebells...
Self-guided walking holidays in the UK
 Discover peaceful hamlets beneath vast blue skies...
Self-guided walking holidays in the UK
Delight in the natural wonders of the countryside...
Self-guided walking holidays in the UK
Explore hidden corners off the beaten track...
Self-guided walking holidays in the UK
Capture the seasonal colours of the countryside...
Self-guided walking holidays in the UK
Reward yourself with far-reaching views...
Self-guided walking holidays in the UK
Explore the wilder landscapes around you...
Self-guided walking holidays in the UK
...and end the day quietly as the golden sun sinks in the west.
Self-guided walking holidays in the UK
Posted: 11/06/2013 13:50:49 by | with 2 comments
Filed under: nature, photography, UK, wildlife


Comments
Jill H
Wow! Inspiring photography, can't wait to get out there and enjoy....
12/06/2013 09:31:17

Mariana MyT
Images are inspiring and relaxing at the same time.
12/06/2013 08:23:38

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