Tuesday, 8 February 2011
That ill wind has dropped at last - thanks be to the weather gods - and today London has blue skies and sunshine. And in Kensington Gardens the first blue (wood) anenomes are in flower - a sight to lift the heart. John Ruskin - born on this day in 1819 - would have been glad to see them, though of course he would prefer the good old English white windflowers, which come rather later. He loved anenomes all his life - there's something about his enthusisam here in a link from the wonderful little Ruskin museum in Sheffield.