Monday, 14 February 2011

the Tame Wood

Following on from Anne's paintings of Binscarth in the late winter and early spring, it seems appropriate to put in a few images of some of the earliest flowers that we see in Orkney. I live just across from the Willows and in the last week the Snowdrops have gained strength as too have the leaves of Lesser Celandine. By early March, we should see their butter yellow flowers. In Binscarth, Wood Anemones will be at their delicate best as too will be the carpets of Opposite-leaved Golden Saxifrage.

Snowdrops in the Willows, Kirkwall

Snowdrops in Binscarth

Lesser Celandine

Wood Anenome in Binscarth

Opposite-leaved Golden Saxifrage in Binscarth

Opposite-leaved Golden Saxifrage in full bloom, Binscarth

1 comment:

  1. Hi to you both, Just found your wonderful blog. We have never visited Orkney, but now that we are both retired and have more time we certainly intend to. I'm curious to know why you have chosen the term of tame-wood. If you've already explained elsewhere then just point me in the right direction. Really looking to forward to the book. Mel