Friday, 23 April 2010
IT'S TRULY SPRING, GOOD THINGS ARE HAPPENING
On the way back from Ellesmere and the heronry we stopped at Erbistock, for the Boat Inn, which is hidden away in the most wonderful spot beside the river Dee. The woods bordering the lane that leads there were full of wood anemones, and the wood sorrel featured here. It is such a delicate plant with graceful stems and flowers and elegantly folded leaves. For me, more than any other flower, the wood sorrel is Spring: I remember it so much from my childhood when every wood was full of it nestling among mosses and leaf mould.
But spring flowers aren't the only things whose blossoming time comes round just now -
a friend and I are setting up a new poetry venture called Poem Catchers. See the new link at the right to our website. It was designed by a very talented young man named Gavin Roberts who works under the name The Design Drop. We're very pleased with what he has produced for us and we are looking forward to all that Poem Catchers will bring!