Squill

Striped squills
Striped squills

This is one of my favourite Spring bulbs in our garden, with the delightful official name of Puschkinia scilloides. They remind me of striped pyjamas and a few years ago I posted a photograph of them that described them as just that. (You can find that post here if you want to visit.) The interesting thing to me is that the date of that original post was May 5, in 2014 and was part of a daily photography project of one a day, so it must have been taken on that date. When I think that this photo above was taken just last week, and all the squills are out now, I realize that we are about 3 weeks earlier than that year. I hadn’t really thought of how this project and previous ones I have undertaken give me such information about my surroundings, the weather etc. I hope you all have a lovely week and enjoy today’s Flower a Day offering with its little visitor. #219

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4 Responses

  1. I see I’m not the only one who finds this little squill (aka scilla) attractive. It must be that subtle blue stripe which certainly speaks of understated class that has drawn the attention of this visitor with the ethereal wings and striped coat. Who can resist a lady in white on a bright spring day such as this? Not this documented suitor and not I. Thank you, Ellie.

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    1. Most definitely universally attractive as you say, Janet. Loved by us and the insect world alike. I am glad you were happy to see this, thanks for the comment.

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  2. I love it Ellie. Blue line in the flower is really outstanding. And for some reason when I zoom in the middle reminds me of some sort a little sea creature that opens and closes with the water. Thanks again for sharing hope you have a lovely day. Hugs sent to you

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    1. Thanks so much, Linda. I’m really glad you like it. I love those though we only have a very few compared to previous years. (Probably due to enthusiastic weeding.) Hugs back to you with hopes that you have a lovely day.

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