Monthly Archives: December 2015

December 2015 garden diary

Euonymus var. Variegata
euonymus (Spindle tree)

Hellebores – they think it’s Springtime …
hellebores2

Catkins on the hazelnut – not due until February …
catkins2

Cotoneaster var. Horizontalis
cotoneaster horizontalis

Picea glauca
Picea glauca

Blackberry arch – pruned, ready for Spring
Fenland-20151217-01499

Primrose var. Primula vulgaris
primrose- primula vulgaris

After the storm …
Afterthestorm

 

 

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Affair

 

Hallo.

I said good morning in the rain

to you last week. You smiled again

as though the thing was still there. But

the wind wept at my shoulder, smut

from smog and memory clouded round

and our slow truth, our jailed joy, frowned

through the iron rods of rain. It’s

strange to see you now, with his bits

of gold and stone, like a lost shrine

with no priest: but when you were mine,

you watched me worship; which is why

last week, I prayed good morning, dry

inside the shelter of your smile.

 

Hallo again. Please stay here for a while …

 

brolly

 

 

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