Sweeping the Sky - Reimagining Richard Jefferies (Part 3)
There is sunshine to-day, after rain, and every lark is singing. Across the vale a broad cloud-shadow descends the hillside ... The sunshine follows—the warmer for its momentary absence.
The Hills and the Vale - 1909
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A Calendar of Haiku - February
[…]It is the February summer that comes, and lasts a week or so between the January frosts and the east winds that rush through the thorns [...] Richard Jefferies - Life of the Fields 1899
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Archibald Thorburn (1860 – 1935)
Archibald Thorburn (1860 – 1935) is one of Britain’s best known watercolour artists, particularly known for his pictures of birds and mammals placed in beautiful harmonious landscapes.
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A Calendar of Haiku - December
An early morning walk down our lane in the December snows of last year - a Wren sings loudly from the briar by the field gate. Another churrs angrily from moss covered stones haphazardly filling a gap in the hedge ...
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Reimagining Richard Jefferies (Part 2)
[…] See—the hawk, after going nearly out of sight, has swept round, and passes again at no great distance; this is a common habit of his kind, to beat round in wide circles. As the breeze strikes him aslant his course he seems to fly for a short time partly on one side, like a skater sliding on the outer edge[…]
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