Monday, 30 April 2012

P is for ..ABC Wednesday

P is for Poet Poetry and Prose - yes it is ABC Wednesday this week across the world - and a walk today in a Paradise of wild flowers and birdsong. Mary Webb author and poet lived locally in these parts - at Spring Cottage on Lyth Hill in Shropshire-and she left a legacy of literature which celebrates her life.
The information board at the beginning of our walk today - gives a taster of the poetry of Mary Webb - click on the pic for a more detailed look - a collection of the poetry of Mary Webb can be found in her book of poems Spring of Joy
The walk tody was through Spring Coppice an ancient woodland to the south (I think)of the summit of Lyth Hill
These old trees now knarled and bent must have seen the many moods of this sometimes troubled lady
Young trees jostle with the old to show how nature rejuvenates herself in new growth
The pathways wind to and fro on the hillside - nature at her best
Bluebells breathtaking in their vivid blue
and nodding wood anemones hid under the undergrowth
The sun shone through the canopy above and birds sang - surely not much has changed since those many years ago
Oh!! thought you might like this - seen at a local cartoon exhibition in Shrewsbury - click on for the bigger Picture!! and so I end with P is for Pidgeon!! - linking this week with ABC Wednesday Our World Tuesday and Nature Notes - come along too why don't you ?

20 comments:

  1. Thank you for walking me through Mary Webb's world.
    I love the cartoon. I love pigeons and have two,although only one is marked like the cartoon pigeon!
    Jane x

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    1. Hi Jane and Chris - I like the cartoon - because I think pidgeons are characters and yes I have two or three visiting onto the feeders - plus a few doves - take care

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  2. Jane! Do you know that when you put up titles like - ABC Wednesday, this OAP really thinks dementia has set in! I have to go and check my calendar - I keep thinking it's Monday. :O
    Ha,ha. Well, I love your photographs. Perfect positioning and focus. That's another thing this OAP is not good at - focusing. A trip to SpecSavers is called for I think. I'm glad to see a real English Bluebell here. My garden is full of these Spanish varieties. Taking over - just like the bl**** EU!

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    1. Hello Bernard - sorry for the confusion - but I am a working gal you see - (well 2 days now ) - and I have to keep ahead !!- yes my garden is full of bluebells and welsh poppies - I shall let them have their fling then go out and blitz the borders - but even so they will be back again next year - but methinks I would miss them if they decided enough was enough - take care - Jane

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  3. I really enjoyed strolling that perfect path with you today! And have a perfect week,

    Leslie
    abcw team

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    1. Thankyou Leslie - best wishes and have a good week too - Jane

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  4. paradise, indeed!
    ROG, ABC Wednesday team

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    1. Hello Roger - thanks for your comment- Jane

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  5. The Pigeon cartoon is funny and oh so true.
    Love your poem and pictures of the springtime walk.

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    1. The cartoon exhibition was really good in Shrewsbury this year - I have somee more shots to share for a later date - have a good week - Jane UK

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  6. your prose is pure poetry as well as your pics. Love this part of the world

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  7. Hahaha! The pigeons sure do know how to have pigeon-style fun!

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  8. Such a perfect walk, pretty pictures, I love to see bluebells - my favourite wild flower.

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  9. Thanks for taking us along on your walk. I love the wildflowers and the cute pigeon cartoon! Thanks for sharing your nature post, have a great day!

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  10. What a delightful walk and I enjoyed your nature shots so much. The pigeon cartoon is fun. To answer your question about the bottom bird in my nature notes, I don't know for sure what kind it is. There are several different species of birds that are similar to this one and I have trouble telling them apart.

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  11. Nature walks is always the therapeutic thing for me to do. Beautiful shots.

    P is for Pizzaroni
    Rose, ABC Wednesday Team

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  12. I love this idea and have not seen anything like here in my area. What wonderful idea...thank you for linking up to Nature Notes Jane.. Have a great week...Michelle

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  13. I feel like I went with you on your walk. Thanks for wonderful paths and wildflowers along the way.

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  14. Inspiring photos as always, and the countryside is so different to here, loved the anemones.

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  15. Beautiful!

    My Ruby Tuesday post, come and visit when you can.

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