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Tag Archives: Spring
26th September 2013 – old man’s beard
Feathery tendrils gently cup the nut-brown seeds. The bearded remnants of summer fruits, filling the hedgerow with their snowy whiteness. Soon, they will fly off to find more fertile ground, ready to spring up renewed.
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29th May 2013 – garden
Everything is dripping from recent rain. The new Spring leaves and flowers are heavy with water. Yet there is still that fresh, expectant green of a Spring garden, waiting to burst into its Summer glory.
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22nd April 2013 – swifts
They catch insects in their beaks, barely touching the river’s rushing surface. Dipping and diving, they carry Spring on their wings.
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18th April 2013 – bush
On the curve of the path, it hits my eyes like a firework. A Spring explosion of white blossom against a cloud-blank sky.
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15th April 2013 – nest
Twig by twig I’ve seen it appear, fat and pendulous in the bare branches of the tree. A magpie perches on its sturdy edge, looking proud and strong. His chicks will be safe here, all Spring long.
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29th March 2013 – Easter
The family gather at our dining table. Its rickety, wooden everyday-ness is transformed. Love and laughter bloom, and food is shared. Spring is here, despite the cold outside.
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18th March 2013 – lambs
A new, bright white against the grey dregs of winter. They stand by their mothers, whose coats seem dirty, yellowing beside the freshness of their offspring. They remind me that Spring is on its way. Battling against the wind and … Continue reading
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18th February 2013 – daffodil
It trumpets its yellow presence to the world, releasing a scent like honey. Triumphantly, it heralds the arrival of Spring, as the last of the winter sun sets it glowing.
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4th February 2013 – fir tree
Its dark, evergreen branches seem dusted with red buds. Its branches move in the wind, like a flamenco dancer swishing her skirt.
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