‘The summer, which is coming, will be fun’

Early May is the best time of year, everything is so fresh and green—and there is the promise of summer.

Path to Hanger wood

The path up to Hanger Wood, Fingest, Bucks

As Winnie the Pooh said in his poem Noise (from Rabbit’s Busy Day, the House at Pooh Corner):

Oh the honey-bees are gumming
On their little wings, and humming
That the summer, which is coming,
Will be fun.

I thought that as I walked up through Hanger Wood near Fingest yesterday evening.  There are still bluebells.

Bluebells Hanger Wood

Bluebells in Hanger Wood

And the young beech leaves are at their floating stage

Young beech

Just beyond the wood there is a lovely view over the Hambleden valley towards Henley.

Hambleden valley

Hambleden valley

There were cowslips and wild Arum.














A song thrush was singing vigorously on the path between Fingest and Turville.  I have put a recording of it here.

It was about 9pm when I came to the gate into the field above Turville, and it was still daylight.

Gate into field above Turville

There is every chance that the summer that is coming will be fun.













About campaignerkate

I am the general secretary of the Open Spaces Society and I campaign for public access, paths and open spaces in town and country.
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2 Responses to ‘The summer, which is coming, will be fun’

  1. Your photos are always excellent. Do you use a real camera or a mobile phone? Thanks for the thrush recording. His voice is full of joy.

    • Dear Norma, thank you for your message. I normally use a real camera, a basic Canon (11 years old), but it does the job. I’m glad you liked the thrush. That was done by using the video setting on my camera.

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