The early morning light seeps in with birdsong. Swallows chatter on the washing line. Starlings bustle in the eaves. Down by the river, nestled in the young corn, a pheasant calls out his salutation. The morning is moving with music that weaves through the first blue light, that first tender light of dawn.
Soon golden tendrils curl around quietly waiting leaves, spread through the dew and filter through the morning mists. Those first rays a blessing upon the patient earth.
Later the light is heavy and hot, panned out in the garden we throb beneath its glow. The world pulses in the white heat. We are lazy now, the birdsong lazy, the long hours lazy. Hens cluck as they scratch dust baths in the cool soil, sending clouds up into the daylight. The slow sun rises and sinks over a languid kingdom within the beech hedges. Summer ripples through the garden.
In the evening comes that golden stretch of luxurious colour, the light of a setting sun. The end of the day flourishing before it is forever gone. In the long grass gold leaks through in dapples, low and lush. We walk knee deep in meadow grasses, each leaf curled toward magic. The world is fire bright and I burn, summer-struck, in a haze of russet and green.
Hi everyone, I hope you’ll like this new calendar for May 2013. I took the shot around this time last year in Dublin’s Marlay Park, which I hope to visit again today now that the sun is shining and it’s finally warm!
In the last two weeks the trees outside our windows have suddenly sprung leaves and the plants on the balcony are starting to flower and grow. I love this stage of the year where everything is fresh, bright and revitalising. So I wanted this month’s calendar to reflect the change of season and this lovely newfound lightness in the world :)
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