May is an incredible month, even in the bleakest years, but this year -after an icy blast at the tail end of ‘spring’ – May exploded into life.
In a matter of two or three days, the countryside ‘greened’ and the garden stretched, yawned and remembered how to grow. Now, the variety of delicious spring colours sates the senses. The birdsong wakes me before dawn and all day, there is life and light and growth and change and… delight.
Somerset is a beautiful county in all the seasons, but this May it has excelled itself. At an ‘apple blossom cream tea’ this afternoon, the sky was pure blue, the temperatures heading up to summer figures and the food, drink and company were all wonderful. There was even a gentle musical background offering from some talented local musicians.
Sorry if this all sounds smug – it isn’t meant to – just DELIGHTED – and wondering if Somerset can get any lovelier.
Oh, and thank you.