Monday, 21 October 2013

Scilly Bee

The Isles of Scilly lie 28 miles off Lands End (the Cornish coast), and is the most South-Westerly part of the British Isles. Out of the 100 or so tiny islands, only 5 of these are inhabited, with St Mary's being the largest and main Island. The name "Scilly" is thought to come from the Viking word "Syllorgar" and the Romans "Sully" meaning sun Islands. The Islands seldom have a frost. In fact this only occurs once every 30 or 40 years. As a result a wonderful array of flowers and trees - normally found in the tropics can be viewed here. This picture was taken at Tresco. I had a close encounter with a scilly bee ! Not the first time ! :)

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