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Tuesday, January 27, 2009

During a wet winter, a reminder of summer ...

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Again courtesy of Peter Wakely and Natural England: limestone sward with harebells (Campanula rotundifolia).  Taken at Crickley Hill in 1995.  I just thought in the depths of winter that it would be good to look forward to the warmer days.  For some pointless fantasies about harebells, see this link.  

At first I thought that harebells flowered in spring, but these looked very familiar so I checked: they flower from June to September, so, of course, the reason for my familiarity is that parts of Crickley are covered by them in the summer.

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