Summer is a coming in

Days are growing longer. The Sun warms the soil. Rain falls gently. If it is pretty impossible to miss the shades of green all over the landscape, much more difficult is to miss the intense yellow gorse flowers sprinkling all over the hills. In my opinion, and my father’s, gorse is one of the most beautiful shrubs that can be found in Western Europe. If you are lucky enough to live in the area, remember that during the hottest sunny days of May and June you can hear the seed-cases of gorse popping. This might not impress you, but did you know that you can make your own gorse wine? But that’s another post for another day.