pillarboxcottage

pillarboxcottage

Posted on 04/30/2013


Photo taken on April 30, 2013

1/1000 f/5.6 85.0 mm ISO 200

Canon EOS 550D



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spring
Katherine Mansfield
Langdale
Elterwater
pussy willow
Cumbria
Lake District
catkins
poem
Very Early Spring


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Colourful Catkins

Colourful Catkins
The splash of yellow from the pussy willow catkins in the Elterwater woods is very welcome. There's not much colour anywhere else yet because neither the bluebells nor the celandines or wild garlic have emerged.

"The fields are snowbound no longer;
There are little blue lakes and flags of tenderest green.
The snow has been caught up into the sky--
So many white clouds--and the blue of the sky is cold.
Now the sun walks in the forest,
He touches the bows and stems with his golden fingers;
They shiver, and wake from slumber.
Over the barren branches he shakes his yellow curls.
Yet is the forest full of the sound of tears....
A wind dances over the fields.
Shrill and clear the sound of her waking laughter,
Yet the little blue lakes tremble
And the flags of tenderest green bend and quiver."
- Katherine Mansfield, Very Early Spring

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