Tuesday, 4 March 2014

Blackthorn

As I was driving through Ardleigh this morning I noticed a long hedgerow covered in white blossom. It looked amazing especially with the cloudless sky and the sun shining.  On the way back I had to stop and take a photo!
Just looked it up, this is Blackthorn, the bush that produces sloes. The sort that make sloe gin!
An old wives tale says that it won't warm up while the blossom is still on the bush - will have to keep an eye on it!

3 comments:

Fundy Blue said...

What a gorgeous day, Lizzy! Even though we have two snowy months left, I'm starting to sense a little spring in the air. Have a good one!

Amanda Graham said...

It looks like a fresh crisp day. Like the idea of making sloe gin:)

Sarah Shumate said...

I've seen a few of these in Chiswick, too! They're lovely! It's nice to see all the daffodils springing up, too. Finally - spring! :o)

By the way, it was very nice to meet you when Tammy came in town!