Spring things! Please scroll on down

23rd May 2016

It all kicking off for summer here, and I'm (finally)! beginning to realise that the early mornings are getting marginally warmer and more people are around. Me - wandering around in the woods with my camera in Vikki Pollard style tracksuit bottoms, 10 jumpers and pink but muddy wellies may not be in my better long term interests so have decided to wear jeans instead. Still, it was good and comfy while it lasted!

I'm taking part in a small exhibition at Hopewell Colliery along with Claire Robinson and Ronnie Hackston at Hopewell Colliery as part of the Open Studios Season. Please feel free to pop in and check out Claires marvellous paintings and Ronnies art as well as a few of my pics.

Spring kind of came and went this year, and now the Forest is returning to its flock of even green. ... But I did manage to catch some softer light through the yew trees and some darkness inside the Celtic huts at The Secret Forest,Stockwood (opposite Clearwell Caves)...Long may these kind of habitats be preserved! Please see the pics below.

This Spring has been brilliant on the bluebell front as well. Zillions of the little perishers springing up in places I didnt even know about, and overwhelming in its sheer expanse, perfume and beauty. It must've been the milder winter, but every year seems to have a different quality as the bells compete for light and the timings of the wonderful beech trees coming into leaf.

It reminds me of this poem about Spring by e.e. cummings

when faces called flowers float out of the ground

and breathing is wishing and wishing is having –

but keeping is downward and doubting and never

– it’s april (yes, april;my darling) it’s spring!

yes the pretty birds frolic as spry as can fly

yes the little fish gambol as glad as can be

(yes the mountains are dancing together)

Below is a recent landscape photo taken of a view across the Wye valley
. Theres a few more at this link!

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