Highlighter of vergeOf gateway or of the fieldBrilliance displayed.One day flowererA splash of red against greenNative of wasteland.Resilient seedTo paper- thin endurance Poignant remembrance.
A narrow length of grey Disappears into blackBetween high hedges Well aligned.Ferns are archedWith secrets heldIn spectral stillness.A Breath of windCastselicit conversationsBetween the leaves,Murmurs Of time forgottenyearsBy long gone travellersWhose spectres linger thereAbove the moss And creeping ivy That twists around The gnarled trunks of trees.Haunting stillnessEnvelopes all and Takes me in to feelAnd breatheContinue reading “Ghost routes”
This inspiration came by running last evening just after a heavy shower had passed. I’ve been waiting to finish work to write it down!
A framed view of fields captured in The golden light Of long shadows and filtered sun; Where sheep graze , their coats full and heavy, And lambs in groups Charge to and fro in playful chatter. Where dappled light is cast And dark green of oak filters lime Through leaves caught by the sun DownContinue reading “Compline”
Starting early is key to getting as much done before the strength of the sun. Watering the cold frame is a must and all the pots. Yesterday, broad beans had yellowed and I thought over night what to do. I had dug compost in over winter, used general purpose fertiliser before planting. Broad bean- normallyContinue reading “Sunny Days in the Garden”
Thursday May 28th 8.5Km Regular route. Don’t often plan my route ahead of time , but tonight I phoned a friend and it was great to catch up at the garden gate. Beautiful evening, lovely light. Divine smell of honeysuckle on the air. Bit of a headwind on the outward stretch.
Might just rethink how I feel. The pond is for frogs who eat slugs and snails, and for newts and dragonflies. Then I see a grass snake swim across. I’ve not seen my last goldfish ( one which stayed black and avoided the 40 or so which went to the heron). I guess I knowContinue reading “Survival of the Fittest”
Written this morning to catch the beauty before it is gone. Elevated in tiered position, Ephemeral clouds of white froth of Cow Parsley Drift above slender stems; Elegant Queen Anne’s Lace In vogue and favoured. The Violet velvet of Bluebells Fades gracefully beneath; Statuesque monarch To central orb. Sparkling woodland celebrities- Fluted rubies of RedContinue reading “South Devon Banks in May”