Tag Archives: Nature

The Long Wait

The old man walked wearily along the salt-rimed quay, to the bench where he sat facing the cold grey sea, his thoughts many miles and many years away. Watery sunlight broke through the mist, silken silence broken by the foghorn … Continue reading

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An Autumn Date

  Autumn leaves spiral gently to the ground In finest gold and bronze or ruby red they dance and weave in evening breeze. Necklace of silver waterfall fans and dark limpid pools; stream, rain refreshed, chuckles and gurgles, tumbles down … Continue reading

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Winter concedes defeat, Nature’s victory is complete. Primula, bluebell and crocus fireworks burst and glow on every bank and hedgerow. Daffodils trumpet loud the triumph sun rises golden in still, clear air; woodpecker drumroll breaks the silken silence. Spring has … Continue reading

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Sun rises into the morning sky. The dawn, his bride blushing pink at his attentions, opens her blue on blue eyes and spreads her smile across the land.

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Cyprus Days

I run down hill flip flop slap on dusty trail zephyrs rise. Warm sun heats olive grove Myrtle, Carob, Wild thyme too. Heated herbal odours assail eager senses comforting, familiar. Goatbells clatter sparrows fight while crickets chirp their song of … Continue reading

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Gull cries his goodnight wish, then banks and surfs the waves. Sun dips into the horizon, then quenched by the sea, its warmth diminishes and dies. Steely grey, waves cast an ozone chill into now still nighttime air.

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The Stripper

Birch tree stands there, centre stage, in crimson, gold and purple sage. She flutters, then in windy flurry, her burlesque show begins to scurry. Swaying now in stiffening breeze, her branches shimmy, dance, then tease. Now, revealed in all her … Continue reading

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