> Do you say Scilla with a soft C or a hard
A hard C, if I should write it in Swedish: Skilla.
(Scilla is latin of course)
> "Are you ready?" the Snowdrop
> asked. "'Tis time to start you know."
> "Almost my dear!" the Scilla replied,
> "I'll follow as soon as you go!"
> (Ralph Waldo Emerson. "Flower Chorus")
We have a lot of snow here, but in front of my mothers little house the sun have been warming the ground so much that the snow are gone and yesterday we saw this springs first snowdrops. http://www.alltomtradgard.se/---/7504_1118780627_EnkelSnivalis00335.jpg
Now we are waiting for the crocus.
If you take a look at my bookshelf a have changed the picture. There is now a Crocus. A rare one, very dark.
Crocus of yellow, new and gay;
Mauve and purple, In brave array;
Like a cup of light, -
Hundreds of them are smiling up,
Each with a flame in its shining cup,
By the touch of the warm and welcome sun
Opened suddenly. Spring's begun!
Dance then fairies, for joy, and sing
The song of the coming again of Spring.
(from Flower Fairies of the Garden by Cicely Mary Barker)
I can understand if you get homesick for England this time of year................but the winter...............