The World is Calm

All is quiet here in the Suir valley on this March afternoon after all the storms and upheaval of just a couple of weeks ago.

Blue sky, bare March branches

The football waitsThe football has been forgotten and neglected all winter but summer will come and it will once again be a source of pleasure and, no doubt, some arguments

The greenhouse is dormant

 and the greenhouse is empty and dormant, waiting, but yet …

New season rhubarb

just beside it there are stirrings of life – new season rhubarb has been nosing its way above ground. Doesn’t that single leaf above the ruby stalk have a brainy look about it?

New season garlic

Some overwintered garlic

Broad Beans

and overwintered broad beans with some of the weeds that overwintered with them


and some cabbage from last year’s crop, still producing those leaves with their lovely purple veins


The slender scarlet stems of the dogwood are getting on with it and showing their new pale green Spring promise


while the spinach leaves shine bright in the afternoon sun. But I would like to know what else is eating it!

As the crow flies

Meanwhile above it all the crow flies …

2 responses

  1. The scarlet stems of the dogwood are my favorite but this whole photo essay, along with the captions, helped me remember there will be spring. Lots of great writing prompts, too, Margaret. Thanks.

    1. Hi Patricia, thanks for commenting and yes, there will be spring. And I just love that those photos might generate new writing!

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