The cowslips at Sun Rising are just beautiful at the moment. Here’s a shot of the wildflower meadow, with young memorial trees beyond. Each year, the cowslips spread, bringing not just the soft yellow colour, but important food for the bees and other insects, and a lift to the human soul as well.
You may be able to see, too, that we have taken the heavy tree protection off some of the older saplings this year. Having nurtured these little trees from the beginning, I felt their vulnerability acutely, but after just a few weeks they are starting to settle, feeling stronger, especially in the spring sunshine.
The clay is cracking though, having had so little rain. Even though it will be hard to lose the sunshine, if the rain does come this weekend we must celebrate its coming – the earth, trees and spring flowers do need it.