The Hawthorn trees are glorious this year, just dripping with blossom. We have lots around here, and the scent was everywhere. Gorgeous. But you are right Snowowl, they have to be in the correct place. I have to keep my eyes open, because I had quite a few seedlings of Hawthorn in the garden, and it's all too easy to put off removing them before they get a foothold. By then, they are the devil to remove.
We went on a new walk with the dogs this morning because there are too many mares and foals around our usual ones at the moment and it's and old, disused railway line that runs through the Forest. It's lined with hawthorn and the scent is really spectacular and there is still a few gorse hanging in there too. Almost a narcotic affair!
I consider myself extremely fortunate to live on the very edge of Thetford Forest. I am surrounded by the most glorious trees. At the moment the Chestnuts are just starting to open and the Hawthorn is gorgeous. These pictures were taken a couple of years ago in very early Spring, on a gorgeous sunny day - this pingu (glacial formed hollow) is very near me and is great fun at any season. There are lots of them unexpectedly in the forest and they are unfailingly beautiful..
You can fool some of the people all of the time, and all of the people some of the time, but you can not fool all of the people all of the time. Abraham Lincoln, (attributed) 16th president of US (1809 - 1865)