April takes its name from the Latin word aperire, meaning ‘to open’ New life bursts forth from translucent red pomegranate tips on the branches of the handkerchief tree and I stand surrounded by a choir of lilac leaves as they open soft, furry, almost-purple buds and unfurl into delicate new leaves with blushed red tips sounding their Read more about April[…]

Swimming through sunlight

Ox-eye daises and honeysuckle flowers Bonfires, marshmallows and sleeping under the stars. rats and cats. strawberries, blueberries and banana pancakes. bacon on a breakfast campfire Hammocks slung between trees so completely rooted, solidity from the mossy trunk rising up out of the grassy moundtaking my weight as a swing.The Ash trees have made it into Read more about Swimming through sunlight[…]