I liked the contrast of the flowers of Green alkanet and Jack-by-the-hedge and went back for more. That first freshness is ephemeral, and it had gone. Next year, who knows? Footpaths must be put in here, so it's either footpath or flowers. Cannot be both.
Here you see the Meadow saxifrage in the pastures south of the Brigsteer Road at Ghyll Brow. Through May, they are a glory of white flowers, intermingled with the pale lilac of cuckoo flowers. They are under threat from urban encroachment. Even more at risk is the wayside flora which I photograph through the spring and summer.
Jan Wiltshire is a nature writer living in Cumbria. She also explores islands and coast and the wildlife experience. (See Home and My Books.)