Spring flowers

It’s spring flower time. Photos taken over the last fortnight.

The blackthorn was the first to blossom.

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The daffodils have been in flower for a couple of weeks now.

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and the celandine

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This monumental stack of blue flower isn’t ceanothus but rosemary.

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The shade beneath the hedges is full of violets

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and the meadow is an ocean of deep blue muscari

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Spring fire

A spring poem for dverse, rather loosely based on this picture.

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Beneath the sun,

the silver moon,

daffodils sweep the crumbling loam

and leaf mould dark.

Buds burst and blossom falls,

blown in gusty gales,

and hares, ear-twitching

leap the meadow grass

in praise of some dark king,

some primal urge

that paints the walls of spring

with godless fire.