Friday, 5 April 2013

Bells

The bells of today's title, refer to those small, white flowers hanging from the branches of the Pieris shrubs on Shipley Hill this morning.  Yet another freezing day and a strong wind blowing once more, but the views from the hill made up for it.
The shape of these numerous flowers points to their close relationship with Heathers and as they are native to far-eastern mountain forests, they must surely be used to the conditions atop Shipley Hill.
Looking closer, they reveal the most wonderful little bells.  A wonderful little glimpse of Spring in the otherwise very late season this year.  Lets hope they indicate better things to come.
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