Sunday, 19 March 2017
Local patch 2
All of a sudden, the countryside is colourful again. New leaves and new grass are citrus bright. There is a green haze on the trees, and blossom and bloom compete to be noticed: pink, cream, yellow, purple, orange, red, blue. We walked the field paths around NT Lytes Carey on Saturday. Lots of mud remains but the blustery air was soft with Spring. As we turned the corner of a large field, a patch of clear sky was lit by bright sunlight and the first skylark of the season was tipping his liquid song into the sky. It's a reminder of better days and a sound full of great promise. What joy.