………Continuing to share our lovely bright Winter’s walk around the Bishop’s Palace, Wells, Somerset, England.
There is a smaller wings sculpture in the South Garden.
here, viewed from the ramparts
from where one also gets this glorious view across the Somerset countryside
Peeping through the ramparts
you can see the moat below
There are some videos of the gardens and last year’s cignets here.
Like us, the swans were basking in the sun
(Noelle and Alison in the Whispering Gallery)
And so was a cheeky little robin
sitting on his favourite posing post
All of us glorying in that clear blue sky and the warmth the sun gave us
Noelle suggested this photo of me trying out the wings, it was such a fabulous day our spirits were certainly soaring
and I must show you Noelle’s marvellous hand-knitted hat and scarf/shawl, which looks like wings to me
more to come …..
Posted in birds, garden, sculpture, travel, walks, wildlife
Tagged Bishop's Palace Gardens Wells, February sunshine, knitting, robin, Somerset, sunshine, Swans, Wells
I sent my friend (S.M.) my ‘Robin Haiku’ by email. It was she who had told me about Basho’s Haiku. And she replied:
Robin in tree
Sings clearly to sun
Bramble clearing fun
I thanked her by email, and later …. maybe in response to my Xmas 2014 poem, another popped into my inbox:
Happy New Year
Away from fear
of false Christmas cheer
We have discovered that Haikus can be a little bit addictive, and have had them going round in ours heads all day, here’s one of mine:
WINTER WALK Walkers muffled up Against the cold wind blowing Boots on, crunching ice
I’m sticking to the traditional 3 lines, in 5 syllable, 7 syllable, 5 syllable format as it feels like a satisfying puzzle to solve. Apparently, according to Auntie Internet, modern Haikus can stray outside that form – and now I’m wondering if they traditionally have titles … maybe not?
And later from S.M.
Off to bed
ouch – my head
She is obviously from the modern school of Haiku – “Ah so”!
My last one of the night:
BABYSITTING Kids at last in bed
Snug as bugs in rugs, tucked up
Kitten sleeps on lap
A friend read my Christmas Day post and told me about Basho’s Haikus
I looked, I liked, I responded!
ROBIN Robin in the tree Sings clear out to sun shining Whilst I clear brambles
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Tagged haiku, robin