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Archive for April 17, 2014

Easter (Ostara) time and the, Hawthorn Flowers

Easter hawthorn bush 06
Crataegus monogyna, Common hawthorn, County Kilkenny
Nature Photography : Nigel Borrington

Easter(Ostara) time and Hawthorn flowers

In my last post I hinted that I was going to take a little time off over the Easter holidays, sometime away from my phone or laptop and get outside as much as possible, its spring time here and after all our winter storms the landscape is returning to life with colour and wildlife in full flow.

Yesterday I took some time to do some long walks, just myself and Molly our Golden retriever, around many of county Kilkenny’s paths and country lanes.

Each Easter here one of the first signs of Spring and Summer is the Hawthorn flowers, Hawthorn is a very popular form of hedging in the county and all the road side and field hedges turn to white as the flowers bloom.

The images here I hope show just how white and full these flowers are, its a wonderful sight each year and really lets you know that summer is only just around the corner..

Hawthorn Flowers : Gallery

Easter hawthorn bush 01

Easter hawthorn bush 02

Easter hawthorn bush 03

Easter hawthorn bush 04

Easter hawthorn bush 05