Category Archives: Somerset

More than just land

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

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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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