summer’s noisiest trees
Walking on warm days through the green shade of the two-hundred year old lime trees around the castle, you begin to notice two things. Firstly, the delicious smell of their unobtrusive flowers. And secondly, a low humming noise. It fills the air all around you. It seems slightly ominous, as if some huge insect is approaching. In fact, it is countless thousands of bees, busy as only they can be, collecting the lime pollen. They pose no threat to humans as they are far too preoccupied with the trees to bother us. Every lime tree is buzzing with little moving bodies. Somebody, somewhere – probably a bee – must be enjoying the most delicious honey.
See also: lime blue