June Landscapes

All the rain that we didn’t get in April and May seems to have fallen in June instead. I managed a final sunny walk before the weather broke, but it’s been mostly damp, grey, overcast, and misty ever since. This was briefly punctuated by a couple of short spells of very hot, humid days, which ended in torrential rain and high winds. We did need the rain though, and the conditions have provided some different perspectives on familiar landscapes.

It has been a particular joy to see some of the usually barren uplands come alive with the bobbing heads of cotton grass. The ones with blue skies were taken at the very start of the month, before the rain started.

As June turns into July, they will gradually be replaced with bracken, which is slightly less welcome, especially from a walking point of view. Chest high undergrowth is not my favourite thing.

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