The land unrolls like a carpet, sweeping down to the Bristol Channel. Green swells are patterned with trees, fences and farms. The air is crisp, filling the head with a fresh scent. The wind lies over the horizon like a … Continue reading
Posted in Birds, Deer, Dyrham Park, England, Places, Somerset, Trees
Tagged Dyrham Park, landscape, National Trust, noise pollution, Somerset
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
Posted in Birds, England, Plants, Somerset
Tagged autumn, berries, birds, grass verge, insects, rose hips, sloes, summer
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.