I see clearly. I see blossom. I see ripples in leaves. I see movement in trees. I see the definition of petals. I almost see green chlorophyll pulsing through vein and stem. I see the black and white gloss of the handsome magpie by the garden gate. Kim M. Russell, 2nd April 2022 It’s 22nd […]

Unblurring the View

Days blur into each other. The view from the window seems to stay the same: green leaves pattern blue sky, occasionally a cloud drifts or a helicopter murmurs by, a tractor trundles down a lane, sometime later it returns again. A knock at the door relieves the mundane Monday repetition, a gloved delivery with distance […]

For me, one of the most beautiful birds in our garden…

is the magpie. If you read this blog regularly, you will know that I love our untamed garden and the wildlife in it. We regularly have magpies, arrogant and noisy but beautifully marked and charming. Magpies are in a Chinese folk tale called ‘The Little Weaver Girl and the Cowherd’, which I have referenced in the following poem. Magpie […]