Winter glow


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There is no snow
To give a gentle glow
Upon the tangled hedgerow,
However a yield of
Old man’s beard
Frames the far off fields
With tufts of wintry seeds,
Which drift and twinkle
In the breeze.

We’ve had such a mild Xmas and New year here in the UK and I’ve craved that childhood wonder of walking in crunchy snow as snowflakes melt on my lips and glisten like tiny jewels on the hedgerows.
We were lucky to be  introduced to this incredible ancient and magical area by our friends in Cople, who took us for an amazing walk along the old Icknield way and up to the Pegston hills and Deacon hill, which are a nature reserve and part of the Chilterns area of outstanding natural beauty. We will return many times to walk our dogs, enjoy the scenery change as spring brings it’s colour to the chalk hills.

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Serendipitous yellow


serendipitous yellow trfoils

For miles

The meadows are frayed and

 faded

Like antique millinery and worn

Linen upholstered chairs.

Tearing through mournful layers

Serendipitously,

Yellow, playful

Dayglo

Trefoils romp

In the pasture,

Lightening,

Brightening,

As an Oxeye daisy

Lazily looks on.

This post was prompted by Cee’s  fun foto challenge ‘yellow’. I hope you enjoy it. You can see more entries by clicking on the link below.