We all like to think that things will get better: that Spring will melt the heart of Winter, so life will be more comfortable (and warmer): and I’m not just talking about the weather. … More Which Way to Spring? Look, See, Pray
Purists might sneer at these camellias. Brown edges, rain damage, scars from the winds and frosts of February. If buying camellias for a posh bouquet, you’d look elsewhere for greenhouse-perfect blooms. … More O Camellia You Faithful- Look, See, Pray
One of those rare January days where a pale blue sky stands as backdrop to leafless trees, and the cool sunlight encourages the first shoots of wheat to break surface, tiny ribbons of emerald glistening against the rich dark loam. … More First Shoots- Look, See, Pray
The last few leaves remaining on the beech tree. A few survived the autumnal cull, a few more clung on through the frostiest nights… but now it is all over bar the final flutter.
New buds and shoots are forming in the longer light and warmer airs. They will put fresh pressure on old joints, and the “old guard” are already colourfully crisp and comatose. Out with the old, and in with the new! … More Last Rites of Winter? Look, See, Pray
May blossom is a parable of gratitude. Every part of the bush is smothered in white; each one represents a kindness, a good deed, a victory over temptation. You can scarcely see the woody branches- that’s a symbol of the overflowingly generous forgiveness and grace of Jesus towards us. … More Champagne flowers- Look, See, Pray