Arlington Row, Bibury from Rack Isle

The view of Arlington Row, Bibury from Rack Isle is almost certainly one of the most photographed scenes in the Cotswolds, and possible in the whole of the British Isles.  This photo was taken in early May, in the spring everything is fresh and clean.  The leaves on the trees are unfolding and are still showing…

Snowdrops signal the beginning of spring

Snowdrops are often the first sign of the coming spring. Their two Latin names, Galanthus nivalis meaning ‘milkflower’ and ‘snowlike’ describes them well, as does their less common but very apt name of ‘snow piercer’, most probably given because they push their way through frozen ground in midwinter, their growing tip protected by a tough sheath. A bulb…