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Thursday, 24 January 2008

Identification needed

Two degrees at 9am. Clear blue skies with mist in the hollows and a jaunty breeze.

The last couple of days, Carmine has been awash with that smell. It arrives on the breeze on special days in mid-winter. It's the smell of things starting to grow. It's a pre-echo of springtime. It's as if a tall woman in North Africa has shaken out a rich azure-coloured rug and the smell of warm sunshine has wafted all the way here.


And as if by magic, a mass of tiny, nameless blue flowers has suddenly appeared.

Anyone know what they're called?

3 comments:

chris said...

I think this is a Scilla flower. Early spring flower in England too.

Anonymous said...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scilla

Louise said...

Oh yes, that'll be the one. Thanks!

Thursday, 24 January 2008

Identification needed

Two degrees at 9am. Clear blue skies with mist in the hollows and a jaunty breeze.

The last couple of days, Carmine has been awash with that smell. It arrives on the breeze on special days in mid-winter. It's the smell of things starting to grow. It's a pre-echo of springtime. It's as if a tall woman in North Africa has shaken out a rich azure-coloured rug and the smell of warm sunshine has wafted all the way here.


And as if by magic, a mass of tiny, nameless blue flowers has suddenly appeared.

Anyone know what they're called?

3 comments:

chris said...

I think this is a Scilla flower. Early spring flower in England too.

Anonymous said...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scilla

Louise said...

Oh yes, that'll be the one. Thanks!