I was crouched into a mossy bank when I heard horses hooves and I stopped to let the riders past. She asked what I was looking at. Violets, I replied. In close- up they're so striking. Love the colour, she replied.
It's Easter and I delight in an English country garden. Glad our Prime Minister encourages us to remember our inheritance, what makes us English. Those first wild daffodils, the first primroses and bluebells- an English wood, the joy of it spring.
Japonica blossoms in neighbouring gardens, meanwhile the news brings us warzones about the globe.
There is sanctuary in an English country garden.
Japonica blossoms in neighbouring gardens. From A Naming of Parts. Henry Reed.