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  • Ray
  • Not Germany...
  • 7 Apr 2018, 00:36
She is giving you a sign, Chris.
Chris: If I hang around for long enough another flower will emerge..
I think I saw some of those today...
Chris: Then it must be SPRING in Raleigh Larry!
Quelle belle saison que le printemps !
Chris: Spring is a glorious time of year Martine
beautiful blossoms Chris... it reminds me of a bride's dress....petersmile
Chris: Yes I can see what you mean Peter
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 7 Apr 2018, 05:52
Oh, the spring has arrived. Wonderful! 'Weißdorn' in German.
" Other names for hawthorn: may, whitethorn, hagthorn, quickthorn, ladies' meat.

Haws are also called chucky cheese, cuckoo's beads and my favourite, pixie pears.

Another nickname for hawthorn is the bread and cheese tree, because the leaves are good as a tasty spring snack.

H.E. Bates called hawthorn 'the risen cream of all the milkiness of maytime'.

Robert Burns loved hawthorn. The Lass of Cessnock Burn was 'spotless like the flow'ring thorn/ with flowers so white and leaves so green.'

Hawthorn can live to 400 years old."
Chris: Thank you for this Philine. The Hawthorn is often thought of as a holy plant. In Glastonbury, and that area, there are a number of Holy Thorns which are descendants of the staff of Joseph of Arimathea
A good sign old fruit
Chris: Well it provides a certain amount of hope..
Seems very early this year ... or maybe not.
Chris: Taken last year
Things are moving at last
Chris: I wish they were, this was last year..
At last a sign of spring,we could do with some of that round my way. What is the ecclesiastical bullding down in the valley?
Chris: This was taken in 2017 Brian, the building down there is the church at Wellow, near Bath
Blossom already! Spring has sprung.
Chris: The picture is from last year Mary, but things are starting to move now the temperature is warming..
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 7 Apr 2018, 19:48
I like the view beyond the hawthorn, too, with the path leading cross the hillside to the church.
Chris: Which I was just about to walk down. Wellow is a fine place to live
Such a beautiful shrub - I love their white blossoms!
Chris: These Hawthorns are native and grow all over the place Elizabeth. Their blooms smell most distinctive

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