The Wren

Christina Rossetti’s poem ‘Child’s Talk in April’ is a delightful metaphor for the nest building and future plans of young love. Florence Harrison’s vignette pictured above appears in my Blackie and Sons edition of the writer’s poems. This is the artist’s colour plate illustrating the poem. One group of nest builders currently active in ourContinue reading “The Wren”

Exhuming Queen Victoria

On a bright, sunny, morning I rambled around the garden, down the lane, along Roger’s footpath and back. FromĀ ourĀ patio can be seen a rhododendron, geranium palmatums, petunias, foxgloves, and fennel. The centre of the Phantom Path gives a view towards that shown above. We can also see that the clematis Star of India and anContinue reading “Exhuming Queen Victoria”