Wednesday, 6 April 2011

Of stars and shadows

The floor of the woods is a carpet of white stars, it looks as though huge lacy snowflakes have fallen and landed on the green bluebell shoots. The stars are actually white wood anemones, white with a subtle hint of lilac on their throats.

And all the while it seemed as if someone were following me and there, I caught a glimpse of a shadowy girl who I just couldn't seem to shake off.










Wood Anemone "Windflower" or Anemone Nemerosa
Greek legend says that "Anemos", the wind, sends his namesake the anemones in the earliest sping to herald his coming.
I say this is all very well but who's that girl?

xXx

19 comments:

  1. This walk with you through nature was beyond beautiful!!

    Thank you my dear,

    Sharon Lovejoy Writes from Sunflower House and a Little Green Island

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  2. Glorious shots. I especially like shot two. Whoever the girl is, she is very tall - must be a fairy who eats her greens!

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  3. what lovely photos! I walked amongst wood anemones myself on Sunday, amogst other things!

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  4. Loving your flowery posts!

    Every year we pinch (with permission!) some anemones from the swathes in my inlaws woody garden, and hope to have increasing patches as the years go by. They are such a lovely sight under trees.

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  5. Hi newbie follower here love the walk very magical pictures.

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  6. Love the story to go with the photos! I had a glass of lemonade and enjoyed the walk. Thank you. I love the shadow!

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  7. She has very long legs so can clearly run fast, she might be with you all day. I love seeing your nature walks S-J.

    X

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  8. She's got fabby long legs whoever she is!
    Lisa x

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  9. I really enjoyed that walk. Lovely. xxx

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  10. Lovely, sea of white. wish I had a forest like it to walk through. Glad you and your shadow friend shared it with us.

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  11. I spent all day 'sorting out' my boys bedrooms (Sooooo much flamin' lego!) so enjoyed a little walk in the woods!
    You look cute in shadow!
    fee x

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  12. Oh, windflowers are one of my favourites! How beautiful....x

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  13. Stunning images my friend..those little flowers are beautiful. Hugs for a great weekend. xoxo

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  14. Simply sublime... Ain't nature wonderful!

    Mxx

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  15. What stunning photographs - those woods look magical and you have made them sound quite mysterious! No idea who that shadowy person could be ;-)

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  16. A beautiful walk. Your photos captured it all so perfectly!
    Isabelle x

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  17. I found your blog via Belinda @ Wild Acre, I'm glad I found it.

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  18. This is such a beautiful post! I can't believe how gorgeous the countryside looks over there, like fairy books I used to read when I was little. x

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