March (1)

“Various winds, the Sea Wind, the sound-laden winds of Evening,

Blowing the stars towards them bringing snow”

from  ‘Various Portents’ by Alice Oswald

Before the snow came, the towpath was lined with bare stems of Blackthorn and barbed Dog Rose. Only the vivid yellow of the Gorse enlivened the grey and the sparse winter landscape.IMG_20141117_193255

It won’t be long however before the Blackthorn and Cherry Plum will be in blossom, and then later, on long warm summer days, the Dog Rose, Sea Aster and Sea Lavender.

Blackthorn 1 oil on copper  Blackthorn 1 – oil on copper

For now though, the riverbank and the far shore beyond are cloaked in ice stone snow, the Gulls, hungry, wheeling above. And the river, as ever, a beautiful place.

gulls and snow




Author: paintersdiary157226321

Painter, Suffolk Coast

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