The Greens of Summer

A Thousand Greens

After the many hues of grey that colour our winter, then the very many different yellows that bring our landscape to life in spring, we are now moving into the season of green.

The meadow at Sun Rising is so brilliantly rich with golden buttercups, and the first pinks are arriving in the shape of ragged robin, red campion, common vetch, the wild colombine, red clover, the seeds of the foxtails and quaking grass, the sorrels, and now the first dog roses to bloom … Yet, with the trees now in leaf, all but the last of the old ash, it is the greens which fill the soul.

The Greens of Summer

The Greens of Summer

When the days are cloudy and the winds northerly, as they have been today, and may well be all week, we can still pause and breath in deeply the greens of England’s summer.