Celandine

One of the ideas I had for my daily photo was to record the seasonal changes in the woods and moors. But every time so far I have taken a nature photo I’ve come across something else more interesting.

Today was an active rest day. So just a wander around my local patch. In Newton Woods spring is definitely gathering pace. Stitchwort, Red Campion, Celandine, Wood Anemone and Dog Violet are all in flower, taking advantage of the sunlight reaching the wood floor. Buds on the oaks are just appearing so the leaves will be a just few weeks away.

So loads of pictures of flowers with this one of the Celandine as my favourite.

I’m sure you’ve heard of William Wordsworth’s famous poem about daffodils. What you may not know he also penned a poem about the Celandine.

To the Small Celandine

Pansies, lillies, kingcups, daisies,
Let them live upon their praises;
Long as there’s a sun that sets,
Primroses will have their glory,
Long as there are violets,
They will have a place in story:
There is a flower that shall be mine,
‘T is the little Celandine.

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