Posts Tagged "flowers"

Wed, 13 July 2011 escape artist

the shadow of the bars
can cast a longer shade
than the sentence served
behind them.
when their cold memory
dents recoiling skin
recall the first free breath
inhaled outside.
the gaol of the past
is the vital prison
for the escape artist
to crack.

Wed, 06 July 2011 graveyard red

During our brief sunny spell at the weekend I stopped into the Forthill Cemetery in Galway city, an old graveyard I’d never visited before.
It was ablaze with roses, and I seized the moment to take plenty of pictures, which was a good call as the lashing rain today probably stripped the bushes of their blooms [...]

Mon, 28 March 2011 a host

I suspect Wordsworth’s poem ‘Daffodils‘ is so well-known that its familiarity lends a little contempt.
Still, it is marvellous and uplifting to happen upon a crowd of daffodils, their golden trumpets bouncing in March breezes. After a long winter it’s a lovely sight, especially if you’re lucky enough to have sunshine to add a gleam to [...]

Wed, 16 March 2011 Spring

I took this photograph today of the Cherry-plum tree in my front garden. It’s always the welcome first herald of Spring, blossoming before most other trees.
We’ve had two stunning, sunny days in a row, and the tree is garlanded with flowers now. Against the clear, azure skies the laden boughs sink and sigh, gravid in [...]

Thu, 24 February 2011 turn to the sun

In mid-January I bought a flower pot that came with four Narcissus bulbs and compost.
It took about five minutes to sow them, and after that I stuck them on the windowsill and watered them every now and again.
There is something quite magical about putting a seed in the ground and watching it sprout [...]

Mon, 14 February 2011 flowers for valentine’s

Okay, so Valentine’s Day can be a horrendous, mawkish holiday, making it impossible to get a seat without prior booking in your favourite restaurant and can provoke an allergic reaction to any shade along the red spectrum for weeks afterwards.
Still, it’s no harm to remember to acknowledge the people you love in your life. Often [...]

Sat, 04 December 2010 a dash of colour

I took this picture of flowers in a bouquet a couple of weeks back.
It warms me just to look at it.
A nice antidote to the ice and cold at the moment.

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