Red Campion

Campion

A dreary summer’s day, with the sort of drizzle that is delicious on sun-warmed skin but chilly in a cool wind, and surreptitiously soaking: it is a day to find and remember the beauty in life.  How about this: red campion (Silene dioica).

Red Campion

Red Campion

Planted on a grave in memory of a fine fellow, much loved, this little plant has its flowers to the sunlight, and though I am anthropomorphising, each seems to me a face with a different expression from mischief to reflection to delight.