Monday, 29 April 2013

A King's Ramson

More than enough for three jars of wild garlic pesto.

Thursday, 25 April 2013

Bare knuckled 2

Every fourth year, 
the council sends along a team to pollard 
the London Plane trees that line our road.
The first year they did it, I was appalled at the brutal result,
but plane trees recover quickly.
They are well suited to city life.

Me? Not so much these days. 

Sunday, 21 April 2013

Shared interest

The other cat and I
inspect the tadpoles.

Saturday, 20 April 2013

Blog shy

No publicity please.

Friday, 19 April 2013

Out of sync

I had been wondering what was strange about this spring,
apart from its lateness,

when it occurred to me on a drive home

that all these harbingers are being lit
 by a higher, stronger, longer sun,

undappled by foliage on trees.

Wednesday, 17 April 2013

Spiced beetroot soup

Artistic presentation.

I wish I could tell you
this was deliberate.

Friday, 12 April 2013

Not our cat

The approach.

The closer inspection.

Turn on charm.

The sizing up for comfort.

 The cautious elevation.

Look no claws.

Attain cushioned seat.
Successful completion of Stage 1.

The prospect.

The polite hesitation on threshold.

Successful completion of Stage 2.

Abandon caution.

 Locate kitchen.

Locate pantry.

Double check pantry.

Check exit.

Miscalculate old woman's agility.

The return visit next day.
Door open.

Block doorway.

Appear on blog.
Successful completion of Stage 3.