A view on Fishing,Community and Life on the NW coast of Scotland

Colours are out.

Possibly due to such a late and colder spring we are being treated to a burst of colour on the hawthorn and on the ground as well. “Never cast a clout till may is out” was a saying often heard when I was young, visiting in Applecross. Many people take this as when the hawthorn blooms rather than the month of May. Another name for the hawthorn is the may tree.


Foxgloves are making an appearance as are numerous other wild flowers.


There is a huge difference in the areas where the sheep are taken off the ground in the summer. There is a huge array of wild flowers  coming through without the constant year round grazing.


Dougal and Co get you out and you end up seeing the changes from day to day. He gives you no choice!!


Comments on: "Colours are out." (1)

  1. Never cast a Clout till May is out refers to the May Flower in Flower

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