Wednesday, April 14, 2010
The Lesser Celandine
Carpet of dazzling gleam and greenery.
A gift of splendour, dressed in a very
Yellowy gown, round as the midday sun,
Heart-shaped leaves, darkest of green becoming
Ablaze with Celandine's lustrous glazes.
Glossy appendage to early spring days,
A daffodil challenge for golden cheer,
Graceful competitor for early year.
'Lesser' is great, and is most amazing.
For such tiny gems it's good to give praise.
By Fay Slimm
I'd almost given up on seeing the sheets of gold that usually appear in early Spring but on a walk yesterday afternoon I suddenly came upon this lovely sight - you will need to click on the photograph to see the little celandine flowers clearly. So bright and cheerful but they only open when the sun shines and shortly after I took this photograph the sun disappeared and a chill wind sprang up.
I spotted the lovely bright green leaves of wood sorrel too with the first of the little white flowers just appearing.
This post is just to say that I'll be away for a few days, we're going over to our Lancashire house where I'm hoping it will be rather warmer and brighter than it is here at the moment! I'm taking my knitting just in case though....