Sunday, 30 March 2008

Lesser celandine

A couple of weeks ago whilst out at Avebury on a chilly, cloudy day, I tried unsuccessfully to capture this little flower. Today it was out in profusion.
Reputed to be the favourite flower of William Wordsworth, these lines are from his reflective poem "The Lesson".

There is a flower, the Lesser Celandine
That shrinks like many more from cold and rain,
And the first moment that the sun may shine,
Bright as the sun himself, 'tis out again!

In the language of flowers it means 'Joy to come'