Saturday, 28 April 2012

Gorse Flowers

Gorse seems to be in flower much of the year hence the saying "when the gorse is in flower kissings in season"  but at this time of year it looks it dazzling best.  The colour is not one that would sit well in a garden but splashed across a hillside it is in its elemental best.   I read recently that you can make wine with the flowers, they are certainly plentiful, but think you would have to wear thick gloves and long sleeves to fend off the thorns.  I'll leave these flowers for the bees.
Hodbarrow by the lagoon looking towards the old (1866) lighthouse

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