May 2002

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  • One of the better days this month weatherwise – searching for ammonites on the foreshore beneath Golden Cap
  • Sunshine and showers, some heavy inland – exploring the lighthouses and quarries on the Isle of Portland, this picture is of the Old Lower Light
  • May is also the month when Rhododendrons come into bloom on much of the heathland, as here near Bere Regis
  • One of the wetter days, lending muted tones to the view across Ballard Down and Poole Bay towards Bournemouth
  • And a another changeable day, from the start of the month, cloud boiling up over fields in the north-west of the county near Yetminster
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The pictures of Dorset in May in this gallery were captured at high resolution.
All photographs copyright © 1998–2003 John Allen