Saturday, May 9, 2009


Bluebells in a shady corner under the sycamore tree in our garden. Ferns in the background. A treat this time of every year. There are not the common bluebells but Spanish bluebells or possibly a hybrid. I think I remember planting the common bluebells here first then the Spanish bluebells.

Plenty of bluebell poetry. The Bronte were very interested, a bluebell poem by Emily Bronte here and one by Anne Bronte here. I wonder if they are actually writing about what is called the harebell, sometimes the Scottish bluebell, which is often confused with the bluebell. We certainly confused the two in my youth.

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