Wednesday 24 February 2021

The Queen is not Dead

 Well, we've had much wilder weather the last couple of days, and this seems to have prompted another little set of wildflower emergences around town.

Chief of these has been the appearance of queen of the snows, which for some reason seems to like growing exactly where the snowdrops do, emerging among the white carpets with their flowers, before taking over completely and turning the carpets blue. 

Related to squill, they are a lovely sight. 

I noticed today, as the noisy jackdaws squawked above at work, that common speedwell has also appeared in its quiet fashion, adding more blue to spring. But with nothing to feed on at work yet, I've not seen any bees on campus. 

That will change as the dandelions flower.


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