My horizons have been limited to locations within easy walking distance of the house this month, so my pictures are not as varied as usual, I’m afraid. There have been some great clouds though, and a rainbow. I should maybe have called this April Skyscapes, rather than Landscapes.
The weather has turned warm and sunny, just in time for lambing at the farm in our village. We're following pretty much the same couple of local routes, so it's really lovely to be able to watch the antics of the growing lambs, and listen to their rather plaintive bleats.
I usually try to pick a photograph that sums up the month, but this April has seen such dramatic changes in the landscape that it feels impossible to represent it in one image. Instead, I’ve chosen this beautiful, dramatic bank of cloud, which is reflecting the colour of the setting sun. It also features one … Continue reading April Landscape: The End of the Day
From the first to the second Warily, from the tip to the palm Third leaf (the blackthorn done) From the fourth to the fifth and (Latrix, Castanea, Fraxinus, Tilja) Thaw taps, groping in stumps, frost like an adder easing away The sixth to the seventh (plums conceive a knobbly stone within a blossom) Ushers the … Continue reading monday verse: a wood coming into leaf
April is the cruellest month, breeding Lilacs out of the dead land, mixing Memory and desire, stirring Dull roots with spring rain. from The Wasteland (I. The Burial of the Dead) by T.S. Eliot