Monday, March 23, 2009

Spring in Bath: Woodland Flowers

Sad as I was to come away from Santa Monica just as one felt Spring was starting there, I am now blissfully happy to be seeing the first signs of Spring here in Bath. Every walk is exciting as one sees new buds and flowers beginning to blossom. Lining the woodland paths are White Violets, Coltsfoot, Primroses and Lesser Celandines. I was interested to read that the word Celandine comes from the Latin Chelidonia, meaning Swallow. apparently it was said that the Celandines bloomed when the Swallows returned and faded when they left- but I have not spotted any Swallows here yet...

Here are some of the flowers:

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