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

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

Spring Flourish

On day 303 of 365 Days Wild I wandered down to the Nature Project to see what new flowers, encouraged by the warm Spring sunlight, were appearing in the meadow. I was not disappointed. The first things I spotted were the cowslips. These are popping up all around the meadow. A few years ago there … More Spring Flourish

Crocuses

On day 269 of 365 Days Wild I spent some time drawing the crocuses that are currently in bloom in the garden. My first picture was the black and white ink drawing view of the flowers from above. This is the main style of illustration that I’m intending to use in my poetry compilation. Some … More Crocuses

Denied Impetus

as days tread steadily on in uneasy repetition of denied impetus; when the urge to move, to get up and go, builds with the warmth of the strengthening sun; as a longing to explore new places, to tread new ground, to see new faces, grows * the time will come soon * for now, plant … More Denied Impetus

Flowers in Snow

as chill days bury hopes of self expression beneath drifting snowflakes and icicle sharp winds slice deep, raking with claws of unavoidable hardship, then inner strength blooms with the deceptive fragility of snowdrops, for a beautiful soul can still flourish even in the bitter grip of adversity The sight of flowers in the snow is … More Flowers in Snow

Meadow Song

Stop and take a seat beside the sun dappled path, and watch as the flowers sway in the warm spring breeze. See, as they dance to the meadow’s unique melody. Listen carefully. Can you hear it? Birds trill their songs from the trees in joyous counterpoint to the buzzing of the bees and the insects … More Meadow Song

New Growth

I thought I’d share another gallery of the flowers blooming around the garden and village with you today. The daffodils, tulips and fruit tree blossom of previous weeks are now all gone and we move on to lots of purple and pink flowers. We have alliums, aqualegia, clematis, irises and – newly opened over the last … More New Growth

More New Growth

I thought I’d share some pictures I’ve taken around the garden and village over the past week. A lot has been happening, growth-wise. At the beginning of the week the fruit trees in the garden were still in bud. As the days have passed they’ve all come fully into bloom. As you’ll see, I’ve taken lots of … More More New Growth

Tulips

We have a bit of a tulip explosion going on in our garden at the moment. It’s quite a glorious sight. This is mainly thanks to my brother who likes to visit Amsterdam and always brings back tulip bulbs – we now have a lot of different varieties! I hope you like them.

New Growth

Today I foolishly went out for a walk without my camera. I only wanted to stretch my legs and get a breath of fresh air before getting back to my writing, but I soon regretted leaving it behind. I found all the new growth and Spring flowers quite captivating. Luckily, for once, I had remembered to take my … More New Growth