On the Lanes

On day 359 of 365 Days Wild I wandered along the local lanes, once again under cloudy skies. The cloud-cover seems to have been a constant lately. The verges are dominated by white flowers at the moment: Greater Stitchwort, White Dead-nettles, Garlic Mustard, Cow Parsley, and Dandelion seed heads. The hedgerows are filled with white … More On the Lanes

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

Keys

the keys to lessons of yesteryear hang illuminated in the light of a youthful sun that grows in strength with each day’s passing, embracing discovery with the eager inquisition of generations advancing into fresh avenues of growth: for old ways yet cling on, shining beacons of both the wisdom of age and the fragility of … More Keys

Symphony

out where nature’s solitude
soothes rampant fears of social
interaction and sickness, out
where the daffodils and bluebells
merrily sway, life blooms in
swelling melodies as birdsong
choruses greet dawn’s touch … More Symphony

Weekly Photo Challenge: Optimistic

This post is for the Weekly Photo Challenge. This week’s prompt is optimistic. Hoping: warm sun remains, dispelling bleak darkness, setting winter to memory. Eager. We’re having a very weird, wet, windy yet warm winter over here in England. Daffodils in January. Need I say more? The picture above I actually took right at the beginning of January – it was … More Weekly Photo Challenge: Optimistic

Monthly Photo Challenge: The Changing Seasons #6 May

This post is for Cardinal Guzman’s monthly blogging event The Changing Seasons. He asks that you post a gallery of between 10 and 20 photos for each month, all taken in an area near to you. Over the course of the year we’ll get to see the  landscape changing. The area that I’ve chosen to focus on … More Monthly Photo Challenge: The Changing Seasons #6 May

Monthly Photo Challenge: The Changing Seasons #5 April

This post is for Cardinal Guzman’s monthly blogging event The Changing Seasons. He asks that you post a gallery of between 10 and 20 photos for each month, all taken in an area near to you. Over the course of the year we’ll get to see the  landscape changing. The area that I’ve chosen to focus on … More Monthly Photo Challenge: The Changing Seasons #5 April

Cee’s Which Way Challenge 2015: Week #14 – The Brick Lined Path

Kicking at the stones that lie in your way, you walk the lane as it winds between freshly ploughed fields. The path is worn and uneven from the passage of countless feet, rutted and torn by tractors and cars. Bricks line the way, providing a modicum of stability – but even they are crumbling. Birdsong … More Cee’s Which Way Challenge 2015: Week #14 – The Brick Lined Path

From Winter

   From Winter Retreat, huddle down, as darkness creeps ever further over the barren landscape. Icicle fingers bind tight; hearts and minds joyless, fearful in Winter’s captivity. A flickering glimmer of light amidst shadow. Watch night retreat. A shaft of pale daylight dances across the pristine crystals clothing nature’s naked beauty. A jubilant laugh; a … More From Winter