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When gorse is out of blossom,kissing’s out of fashion.

Castle Hill In May
Castle Hill In May

So the saying goes anyway!

There’s an extensive patch of gorse on Castle Hill which has developed nicely over the years. I’d noticed it’s yellow splash come into bloom over the past week or so and wished for some sun and a bit of blue sky to set it off for photographs. The weather had been cool and grey from the East for days but after delivering cards to Scholes Post Office I got the feeling that the blanket of cloud would thin and let that May sun in.

Castle Hill Gorse
Castle Hill Gorse

I guessed right and spent an afternoon wandering sunny meadows with sweeping swallows and the warm sun on my back. I could smell the gorse flowers scent in the warming afternoon air.

Paddy
Paddy

Bluebells and Cow parsley lined the field edges and I walked most of the network of paths on the West side of Castle Hill where the stone walls,stiles and scattered trees give an ever changing forground to the scene below Victoria Tower.

Stile and waymarks
Stile and waymarks
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