Blackthorn flowers
Blackthorn flowers
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Blackthorn … saint or sinner?

Blackthorn, such an unruly shrub, with evil thorns, but the flowers in spring are spectacular.

Flowering time is very variable, and this one was on the top of the southern slope of Home Woods.

Barking Mad

The bright winters sun has been ideal for photographing close ups of all the different types of tree bark.