Sunday, 5 April 2009

April in the garden of the dead

The oaks are not ready to rumble.

oak
Behind the church, the dryads' ballroom is well-lit.

dryads
The forest-floor churchyard is carpeted with flowers.

carpet
There are new leaves of ivy, paler than the old.

ivy
There are young stinging nettles.

nettles
I did get a little bit stung for that one, so let me show you the tiny new leaves and their tiny glass stings.

stings
There's a diligent gardener in this garden of remembrance. Here are daffodils ...

daffs
... and magnificent flame tulips.

tulip
But the carpet doesn't seem to require much vacuuming ...

yellow
... and the wild edges blend into the forest.

wild
But the floor will be dark soon. The canopy is coming.

Oak buds

1 comment:

Johanna said...

Enjoying our new camera, are we?