What A Week!

What a week! Or perhaps 10 days.

The personal, everyday, seasonal. Interwoven with unique moments of (inter)national and historic gravitas, prompts this very brief post’s personal jottings, before the memories fade.SDIM7702 (2)


A Rural View

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Sheep shorn. Votes Cast. Counting begun. Forecasts made. Pound soars. Sleep.

New day. Brexit bombshell. Cameron abdicates. Markets crash. Pound Slumps.

Divided Nation. Media meltdown. Hysterical Gloom. National Crisis.

Were we deranged?

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Metropolitan despair? Rural relief?

England poleaxed Icelandically.

Wales dragonised Belgium.

Corbyn cabinet capitulated.

Boris bandwagon derailed.

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May, Eagle. Rise? Fox and Crab.

Eadsom? Gone or Gove?

A New Political Farrage.



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We’re here. Because we’re here.

100 years on. (Click)

From July 1st.

On the Somme.

Not in Lille.

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Young men delirious,

Or dead?

Right place, wrong time?

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Excitement as a second Orchid


And is spotted. Seen. Loved, in Wales, on a hill.

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The peat fuelled purple field fades,

Velvet, bent. Tufted, hair. Fog.

Painterly plant patinas. Sensuously swaying. Breezily bright.

The Himalayan Musk bleeds,

pale skeletal white.

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Has history been made?

Have minds gone mad?

Will we remember?SDIM7919ab (2)

Or is this a Towton time? (Click) (click)

Murderous mayhem forgotten with centuries’ passing.

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The Ivy-leaved Bell flower and Bog Pimpernel sneak into bloom amongst soggy moss, sedate Valerian, Tormentil and Spearwort aured splendour.

Bumbles buzz.

And the shepherd hears the bleating lamb, and the valley fills with sun and warmth as the frightened head is pulled from the pig wire’s snare.SDIM7685 (2)

Slowly, softly.




13 thoughts on “What A Week!

  1. This is a brilliant summation of a crazy time!
    Only time will tell if it was the right thing to do … and let’s hope they stop politicking and get on with running the country not their careers!

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