Early summer is magic by the river. The hawthorn trees are heavy with more blossom than I've ever seen, the bright yellow mayflies are emerging from the water in swarms and the birds are feasting on them, the purple vetch and ladies smock flowers are in full bloom and tasting delicious, the owls are nesting, the willow is going to seed and there's white fluff floating through the air, the water's low and clear... and it's WARM. I'm so going swimming tomorrow.
Hawthorn blossom and low, clear water
Willow going to seed - white fluff in the air, everywhere!