Friday, February 24, 2012

24th February - warm and sunny!

Even at this time of the year, walking through the woods, it's hard not to WANT to see flowers!  Of course, there are not many about at this season, but if you know where to look there are always some.  The nettle family - much despised because of its stinging members - can usually provide a bloom at any time of the year, so maybe they should not get such a bad press!

The dead nettle sounds as though it should be a dull, morose sort of a plant ... but its rich mossy leaves and deep purple flowers are a joy, especially when the late winter sun catches them - and you - unaware ....
"When the deep purple falls,
Over sleepy garden walls,
And the sun begins to linger in the sky ...."

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