Haiku for a green summer

Poetry & Writing

Cow Parsley grown tall

Scent of roadside wild garlic

Drowned Spring yields lush greens

…at least, this has certainly been the case here in Northumberland. Here, an incredibly wet April and May have finally given way to a gloriously hot and sunny June.

Both the cultivated and wild plant life have all responded well. I have even heard one keen gardener tell me that his Himalayan Blue Poppy has flowered for the first time in thirty years! Clearly this is the combination of months of rain to sunshine it requires!

What are your garden stories? Leave a comment or drop me a message. Until next time…

Italy in small details (2)

Poetry & Writing

Here in the UK, 2021, we still can’t travel anywhere, so here are a few more images of Italy, focusing on the small details. These images were taken in Lucca, Florence and Rome around summer/autumn, 2016. Enjoy…

I have a few more sets of photographs from other cities around the world, which may find their way into a new post in the future. In the meantime, I’d love for you to share your travel stories with me. Get in touch…