To know that he'll be here in full song is irresistible. And puzzling. He's here to breed, so what's his story this season?
The Welsh Blacks have new calves that frisk after their mothers across the open fell. Common rock rose blooms, the more delicate hoary rock rose is almost over, looking frazzled in the heat. Purple thyme appears, with white bedstraws and budding lady's bedstraw. The dry earth has a herbal fragrance.
By the trig point stands an array of beer bottles, as if awaiting collection by the bin men!
On a bright morning speckled wood were in mating flight in sunlight and shadow amongst the trees and brambles.