Easter Hare – Wild Peace

The above image is a ceramic plaque that we purchased years ago from a gallery in Suffolk. The quotation, I discovered, is only a part of the original (by Yehuda Amichai, an Israeli poet)
 
Not the peace of a cease-fire
not even the vision of the wolf and the lamb,
but rather
as in the heart when the excitement is over
and you can talk only about a great weariness.
I know that I know how to kill, that makes me an adult.
And my son plays with a toy gun that knows
how to open and close its eyes and say Mama.
A peace
without the big noise of beating swords into ploughshares,
without words, without
the thud of the heavy rubber stamp: let it be
light, floating, like lazy white foam.
A little rest for the wounds; who speaks of healing?
(And the howl of the orphans is passed from one generation
to the next, as in a relay race:
the baton never falls.)
 
Let it come
like wildflowers,
suddenly, because the field
must have it: wildpeace.

By |2021-04-04T10:42:33-04:00April 4th, 2021|garden, Seasons|0 Comments

Three Trees

Late Autumn in the Garden

Viburnum, Amelanchier canadensis and a sour cherry tree – beyond them a Chinese grass, the species of which I forget. A visually interesting time of the year in the garden with the different coloours on the same date.


  • Aperture: ƒ/5.6
  • Camera: ILCE-7M2
  • Taken: 18 October, 2020
  • Focal length: 35mm
  • ISO: 100
  • Shutter speed: 1/80s

By |2020-10-18T11:50:26-04:00October 19th, 2020|garden, Seasons, trees|0 Comments

High Summer Flowers

Poppies

Mid-summer’s Day and we were out in the sun, dripping wet searching for birds (successfully) when we passed this garden along Cemetery Lane. Can’t get more high summer than this.


  • Aperture: ƒ/9
  • Camera: DSC-RX10M3
  • Taken: 21 June, 2020
  • Exposure bias: -3/10EV
  • Focal length: 43.48mm
  • ISO: 100
  • Shutter speed: 1/125s

By |2020-06-21T12:37:18-04:00June 23rd, 2020|flowers, Seasons|0 Comments
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