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23. Safflowers bloom

May 26-30
Lesser ripening - Safflowers bloom
Peonies bloom at last


Sycamore and Oak in leaf, Ash leaf burst
Laburnum in flower
Bees visiting foxgloves
Wild roses in the hedgerows
Cold north westerly wind


(Based on 'Light Rains Sometimes Fall' by Lev Parikian. Used with permission - thank you)


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22. Silkworms start feasting on mulberry leaves

May 21-25
Lesser ripening - silkworms start feasting on mulberry leaves
Warmth settles in


Fields yellow with buttercups
Cornflowers in bloom
Ferns unfolding



(Based on 'Light Rains Sometimes Fall' by Lev Parikian. Used with permission - thank you)

21. Bamboo shoots sprout

May 15-20
Beginning of summer - Bamboo shoots sprout
Starling Hullabaloo


Cuckoo call across the valley
Swifts dancing in the sky
Owl calling throughout the night.



(Based on 'Light Rains Sometimes Fall' by Lev Parikian. Used with permission - thank you)

20. Worms surface

May 10-14
Beginning of summer - worms surface
Bees all over the place


Bracken fronds sprouting on paths
Swift dance in the sky
Butterflies: peacock, small tortoiseshell, small and green-veined white, orange tip,
Bees all over the place - agree Lev.


(Based on 'Light Rains Sometimes Fall' by Lev Parikian. Used with permission - thank you)

19. Frogs start singing

May 5-9
Beginning of summer - frogs start singing
Swifts arrive


Dotterel on the moor
Cotton grass blowing in the wind
Whinberries
Woodpigeons feeding young in the conifer



(Based on 'Light Rains Sometimes Fall' by Lev Parikian. Used with permission - thank you)

18. Peonies bloom

April 30-May 4
Grain rains - Peonies bloom
Fox cubs start to play


Nettles emerging from the ground
Raven on the mill chimney
Cherry blossom falls, pink petals litter the path
Hover flies along the verges



(Based on 'Light Rains Sometimes Fall' by Lev Parikian. Used with permission - thank you)

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