Monthly Archives: September 2011

Autumnal Yearnings

The sky is smudged with inky fingerprints. I know there is sunlight up there: it sparkles through the cracks in the cloud like a light behind broken misted glass. Out across the hills, tweed colours are dabbed here and there … Continue reading

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West Country WILD!!

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Hints of Autumn

Autumn’s leafy gold footprints are scattered over the garden after a day and night of wind and rain. Cloud smudges the sky like charcoal fingerprints. In the hedgerows, sloes and rose hip gemstones stud the greenery, and the wet grass … Continue reading

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Kingfisher

Sunday sunshine, blue-sky spirit-lift. Leather jackets, excitement; roaring freedom. Traffic, frustration; aggravation. Houses, cars, smothering. Countryside fenced, parcelled. Forbidden. Narrow lane, nettled footpath, trickling stream. Dappled bank, fish bubble. Blue spark. A moment’s contentment.

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Peregrine

The cliffs fall away to clefts and crevices, filled with Jurassic secrets. And then to steel sea, where a tall ship waits for the tide. Salt wind stirs our senses. We walk through a green channel, banked by lichen-wrapped elder … Continue reading

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