Tag Archives: winter

13th March 2013 – bobble hat

She strides confidently towards her car, a child’s scooter held in one hand. She holds it above her head, where a multicoloured bobble wobbles on her woolly hat.

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23rd February 2013 – espalier

The trunk stands straight against the stone wall, knobbly branches wriggling out. Bare as the winter wind, a skeleton exposed. Forced into unnatural lines, yet nature still prevails, in the willful waviness of the wood.

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7th February 2013 – windows

Blank and uniform by day, the tiny squares shine brightly through the dusk. Curtains not yet drawn against the darkness, these multicoloured jewels transform winter’s blackness into a festival of light.

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6th February 2013 – sunset

Skeletal winter trees against a darkening sky. Their topmost branches seem dipped with bright, rust-orange light, uniform and unmoving. The sun leaves us with a final flourish, as it moves on to start again, a world away.

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2nd February 2013 – singer

Bottle-blonde hair and bright red lipstick. Dancing along the street, her mouth moving in a song. Our eyes and smiles meet. She sings louder – happy on a sunny winter morning.

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31st January 2013 – morning

The creamy-milk winter sunlight pushes through the morning mist. It floods a group of shadow-puppet trees on the horizon with a gentle torchlight, making them glow.

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17th January 2013 – Ash tree

In Autumn, it gladly shed its discarded leaves, stretching its skeletal arms, relishing the lifting of the burden. But now, in Winter, it flexes its ghostly fingers in the wind, beckoning the Spring.

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14th January 2013 – blackbird

The sky is full of grey and everything in the garden looks brown, the remaining winter leaves drooping halfheartedly in the gloom. Sleet falls, sparkling in the air like a child has spilt glitter over the clouds. A bright spot … Continue reading

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