Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Glory of the Garden

“Halfway down the garden
is a bench
where i sit.
there isn’t any 
other bench
quite like
With apologies to A.A. Milne, I have been sat on said bench wallowing in the spledour that is summer; enjoying the sun on my back, the thrum of busy bees and the flute-like whistle of happy blackbirds, while scarlet poppies frolic in and out of burnt orange day lilies.
Now any diligent gardener will tell you they never, ever get a chance “just to sit” on their own bench.... 
which is why I am always accompanied either by my lunch.... or my paintbox....

Catch these paintings and more in the "Glory of the Garden" summer exhibition at the Old Chapel Gallery, Pembridge, Herefordshire, from 7th July onwards.

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