Garden Blooms

On day 349 of 365 Days Wild I spent some time in the garden with the newly blooming flowers.

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Celebrations of Life

for the bluebells celebrate their ephemeral existences upon the land of bone and creeping earthworm, drawing life from amidst death, drawing hope from amidst pain: nature’s joy surrounding cold stone On day 345 of 365 Days Wild I walked the loop of lanes around the outskirts of the village. It was cloudy, but the sun … More Celebrations of Life

Weep

take time to weep for what is gone,
for what has fallen by the wayside, grieve
each petal torn to earth by uncaring storms, … More Weep

Out in the Rain

On day 340 of 365 Days Wild I wandered out for a walk in the rain. Whilst I spotted very few other people while I was out and about, I did spot a few flies and insects that didn’t seem to mind the rain quite soo much. Have you been out for a walk in … More Out in the Rain

Chill May Sunlight

On day 338 of 365 Days Wild I wandered out in the early evening sunshine. It might have looked like a beautiful May day, but appearances can be deceptive. The day had been characterised by chill winds and punctuated by sleet showers. It felt more like January than May. When the clouds parted, the light … More Chill May Sunlight

Rainy May Blossom

Day 336 of 365 Days Wild was cold, wet and windy, so much so that I nearly didn’t bother leaving the house. The sight of the blossom through my window was so appealing however, that I eventually did venture out a short way. I was very glad that I did. The weather might have been … More Rainy May Blossom

Spring Green

On day 335 of 365 Days Wild I spent some time admiring the fresh green of the new growth that is now adorning the trees in the hedgerows, the little woodland, and the meadow. I adore the vivid acid greens of Spring growth. I snapped a few views of the dandelion filled meadow while I … More Spring Green

Sweet Sansevieria

On day 331 of 365 Days Wild I noticed that the old Sansevieria plant that sits on our front windowsill is in flower. This plant is older than I am. It was the first plant that my parents bought for their first house together when they got married, over 50 years ago. It has been … More Sweet Sansevieria

Cacti Love

On day 320 of 365 Days Wild I noticed that one of our cacti plants is now covered in flowers. Once I started looking at them, I soon realised that this wasn’t the only cactus in flower. Another one had a lovely crown of pink blooms. We have quite a lot of cacti all over … More Cacti Love

The Blossoming Pair

On day 314 of 365 Days Wild I spent some time with the pair of pear trees in the garden that are just starting to come into blossom. It was late in the afternoon and the light had turned beautifully golden, gilding the pristine white of the unfurling blooms. Whilst I was in the garden … More The Blossoming Pair

Bee in Blossom

On day 308 of 365 Days Wild I spent some time drawing a bee on the blackthorn blossom, based on one of the photos that I took at the blackthorn hedge in the meadow last week. Have you been inspired by nature recently? Let me know in the comments below.

The Chiming of Bells

can you hear the sound of ringing bells, summoning quickening spirits to frolic in sunbeams scattered by a fickle sun, with wings aflutter, paired pirouettes arise in twining flight to a sound embodying joy On day 305 of 365 Days Wild I spent some time with the first bluebells of the year that are just … More The Chiming of Bells