The Gorse Bush II, Ireland, ©John O’Grady, 2013
7″x5″, oil on panel


‘When gorse is in flower, kissing is in fashion’ – so goes the old saying.
The two species of gorse found in Ireland flower at different times, one in spring,
U. europaeus, and the other, U. gallii, in autumn.
So good news for those who like to smooch.