Blackthorn by overalvandaan

Blackthorn

Learnt something new today. I thought this was hawthorn, but Shanne pointed out that it's actually blackthorn.

http://www.wildlifeinsight.com/3563/whats-the-difference-between-blackthorn-and-hawthorn/
Beautiful bw
March 25th, 2019  
works so well in black and white - although I'd call that blackthorn - the one that gives sloes (it's also earlier than hawthorn, which is usually a month later)
March 25th, 2019  
@shannejw thanks Shanne, changed the title. I also read that the blackthorn first flowers then the leaves come.
March 25th, 2019  
Mooi gedaan!
March 25th, 2019  
Very delicate image
March 25th, 2019  
bep
Mooi in B&W.
March 25th, 2019  
Such a beautiful and delicate image !
March 25th, 2019  
Pretty
March 25th, 2019  
@shannejw I thought it was called May as in " cast not a clout until the may be out"
March 25th, 2019  
@30pics4jackiesdiamond hawthorn is also called may and there are several varieties - a pink one that grows into a tree, and two white versions, which hybridise, with one or two seeds and single or double flowers. Hawthorn flowers in late April, early May after the leaves. I've heard "cast not a clout until May is out" also refer to the month about not taking clothes off until late May. (There's also the advice about not planting seeds until the farmer can sit bare bottomed on the field). Blackthorn usually flowers in March on bare branches and there's often a cold snap when it flowers - the blackthorn winter.
March 25th, 2019  
Lovely in b&w...the background looks ethereal.
March 25th, 2019  
The things you learn on 365. Great capture no matter the name.
March 25th, 2019  
Works really well in b&w. There is a lot of it flowering just now - it looks really pretty doesn't it?
March 25th, 2019  
Yes blackthorn.... and you have made it look good! Hawthorn (or Mayflower) usually opens at the end of the month of May, but it is becoming earlier. The old saying is "N'er cast a clout 'til May is out" means don't go without a coat before the mayflower opens.
March 25th, 2019  
@shannejw you are a font of knowledge!!! Wonder if it's called may as it used to flower in that month??!!
March 25th, 2019  
Great in b&w.
March 25th, 2019  
When I saw you were doing a year of b&w I wondered how you could manage without colour for that long. Now it's starting to make sense - it's all about the light and and contrast composition and clarity. :)
March 25th, 2019  
Prachtig
March 25th, 2019  
Very nice contrast in B&W.
March 25th, 2019  
@robz there is so much to explore in black and white, and I'm only in the third month of the year, so many more to go. Luckily I've got another album where I can post colour :-)
March 25th, 2019  
The blossoms are bold (and beautiful) in b&w
March 26th, 2019  
Such sweet tiny flowers.
March 26th, 2019  
Mooie close up.
March 27th, 2019  
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