Thursday, 20 July 2017

The Harebells on the Sconce

I find it sad that everything this summer seems to be happening so fast and so early, it feels like we are in autumn already. There is no more bird song bar the screaming of excitable swifts and even that will soon be gone. Spring flowers are a memory and the wildflower margins of the public parks have been cropped back to nothing.

Another sign of these rapid fire summers is the early appearance of harebells up on the Sconce. I swear that a few years ago it was late August before these little pastel beauties appeared. But here they are in the middle of July, clustering as they do on the sun facing slopes of the Sconce Earthwork, bells jingling in the wind.

Even a hardened cynic like me thinks they are pretty.


All text and images copyright CreamCrackeredNature 19.07.17


  1. Lovely to see so many harebells There are a few out round here on the edge of a common but sadly the flowers disappear every time the Council mowers appear :( They seem early to me too!

  2. Thank you for your kind comment. Those harebells are indeed magical. We see them at NT Sutton Hoo... must keep my eyes - or ears ;-) - open.

  3. Thank you all! Lovely colour they have.

  4. beautiful, always lovely to see harebells

  5. i really likes your blog and You have shared the whole concept really well. and Very beautifully soulful read! thanks for sharing.