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April’s Photo: There is nothing quite like the thrill of red spring tulips in the morning light.

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In April, the fields around where I live turn violently yellow which is eye-wateringly bright as the oilseed rape blooms. I love the sensation of being surrounded by yellow, yellow, yellow. When my children were very little it was a wonderful way to introduce colour as we got sucked into yellow contrasting with brilliant blue almost like being engulfed by a Van Gogh.

About this post: I plan to have a countryside photo session once a month during 2015.

An extract from my Seasons Journal: The hawthorn blossom is appearing and the cow parsley and nettles are out in force but it is still hard to tell them apart at this stage. I can’t discover why it is called cow parsley although one source suggested it is because the young foliage looks like its culinary namesake. I love the way the article continued describing it, ‘by the time it comes into flower, it has transformed itself and acquired a rather grander title – and Queen Anne’s Lace could not be a better description: it froths along the base of the hedgerows and rises up to form a delicate mist of creamy flowers’. Wondering what this project is all about? Have a look at this entry.