Photo-a-Day (Thursday, 9th August, 2018)
Dean Wood !! I spent all of my teens years playing and messing about there. No viaduct in those days
That could easily be titled "man and nature"
Or 'The Hanging Gardens of Babylon'!! ;0))
You're a globetrotter with a liking for flowers Veronica, and you've beaten Monty in 'bringing Babylon's Hanging Gardens to PaD's attention'.
I have always loved flowers Philip from being a small child - I like painting them as well. My favourite book when I was little was 'The Flower Fairies'....;0)
Veronica , I don’t if you know , but there is an exhibition of her work at the Garden Museum London SE 1 , from August 8 to September 30 . Sadly , London gets it all.
By the peaceful stream or the shady pool
I dip my leaves in the water cool.
Over the water I lean all day ,
Where the sticklebacks and minnows play.
I dance, I dance , when the breezes blow ,
And dip my toes in the stream below .
In Dean Wood did Builder Man
A stately Viaduct decree:
Where Douglas, the sacred river, ran
Through piles of refuse left by man
Down to a polluted sea.
I did hear on the TV something about an exhibition of hers Dave the other morning. Her illustrations are lovely. Is that a poem of Cicely Mary Barker's - I haven't seen that before.
I've just breezed through part of 'The Complete Book of the Flower Fairies', and I like the artwork very much - the Crocus Fairies is a belter. And there's all manner of spin-offs. Regards.
Yes Veronica .
I wouldn't mind buying the complete works in one book just to look back!
How true DTease but oh so very sad. What gives us the right to destroy this beautiful planet?