The blackthorn is starting to blossom in sheltered spots. Soon, the delicate detail of individual flowers will be masked by the snowstorm-like appearance of white bloom along hedges and motorways.
The violets are out today, perhaps to greet all who nurture (it is mother’s day in the UK), perhaps to delight those who stop and notice, and certainly to just be.
You may well ask … It’s one of my favourite oak trees on my walks, sun shining through branches, seen through a shard of cobalt blue ‘night soil’ glass washed out of the abandoned daffodil […]
Violets are starting to flower in Cornwall. Looking more closely, I’m intrigued by the change of colour pattern on their leaves as they mature with more daylight hours.
Are we sometimes focusing too much on the obvious? The thought came to me walking past daffodil foliage today…not a flower bud in sight on this variety, but such appeal in the structure of the […]
Cold weather rewards: I love those little towers of ice extruded from the soil during a mild frost. I say ‘extruded’ because they are all topped with a little crown of soil (or an acorn), […]
I am fascinated by the eery beauty of the shore’s reflections in the mirror of the water. Horizontal symmetry. Rocks and branches disappear into the image. And I see different things every time.
Last day of January and heavy rain. I’m walking my dog. What is there to enjoy? First, I’m moving, breathing, my senses function. Second, there is beauty in detail: texture, colour, form. Just look!
Local lanes provide surprising vistas at different times and light conditions. An overcast winter afternoon shows grey in the east and orange in the west.
Snow on Dartmoor in the sunshine is a rare treat, and particularly appreciated on the first day of the new year. Simply beautiful!