a pale violet dawn...

and  autumn leaves beginning to change colour, blackberries ripen on the bushes and birds everywhere storing up for Winter. A day for  tidying and catching up with household chores after a busy couple of weeks getting commissions done and projects completed. Photos are now taken and applications in just need to keep fingers crossed and hope the story can be told! The piece is called "Oh to be in England" a well known phrase that comes from the Robert Browning poem......

Oh, to be in England
Now that April 's there,
And whoever wakes in England
Sees, some morning, unaware,
That the lowest boughs and the brushwood sheaf
Round the elm-tree bole are in tiny leaf,
While the chaffinch sings on the orchard bough
In England—now!

And after April, when May follows,
And the whitethroat builds, and all the swallows!
Hark, where my blossom'd pear-tree in the hedge
Leans to the field and scatters on the clover
Blossoms and dewdrops—at the bent spray's edge—
That 's the wise thrush; he sings each song twice over,
Lest you should think he never could recapture
The first fine careless rapture!
And though the fields look rough with hoary dew,
All will be gay when noontide wakes anew
The buttercups, the little children's dower
—Far brighter than this gaudy melon-flower!

The title came to me as they do , phrases stored in the mind pop up from time to time and the story unfolded with items that  had been been kept for just such an occasion. The three rabbits sitting on under  tented  canopy looking out on the world...

Oh to be in England...... the three sat high above the world a tented canopy above ,silently watching all, hearing nothing but birdsong, and whispering winds, gazing out on the green blanket of fields and pillowy tree, the warm sun on their faces....

far below.... the fields rough with hoary dew a figure stands , stock still gazing up at the canopied world and dreams of being left on such a shelf up so high to ponder the far of hills....


  1. What a lovely story - and nice to be reminded about the poem, and to see the dreaming bunnies!

  2. Thank you Magpie Mumblings I am so pleased you liked it.


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