Summer? Only if the weather improves here in East Anglia soon!
But as it's June 1st I'd better put Spring in the cupboard and get Summer out.
Summer is very sparse on the top of the bookshelves as I forgot about the flower jugs until I looked at last summer's blog posts.
Another beautiful Summer illustration from the book "A Sparrow's Life's as Sweet as Ours." by Carrie Ackroyd.
In 2018 there were about a million pairs in this country but at one time there were 10 million Skylark pairs - enough to eat - as they were a delicacy until they became a protected species in 1931. In the late 1800's up to 40,000 birds were delivered by railway to London markets every day. If prices fell then the males would be kept as caged songbirds.