We are struck not only by the flora of the woods but the attractiveness of this limestone landscape with its pattern of field-walls and its barns which have a distinctive character.
We reflect on how this prolonged fine weather and absence of rain will affect spring growth. Ash trees are in flower but not yet in leaf. The bluebell display is so fine at this season, the herb-layer timed to appear before the canopy becomes leafy and shades out sunlight. The gardeners amongst us tell how dry the ground is.