Here are some images as we move into Spring, prompted in part by Moma Fauna’s recent ‘wandering and seeing‘ (in Alaska). We’ve hardly had any winter here this year. Its mostly been mild and wet. The figure aove is a curious flood sculpture. Material deposited on saplings several feet above the usual surface of the stream may or may not have been reworked by human hands. Below are two more ‘uprooted’ images, showing bluish-orangey slate or shale hoisted into the air by the roots of a fallen oak tree. (double click to bring up larger versions).
Here are two tree portraits, just to show we still have some standing. One seemed to be dancing. The other is reflected in water coloured by heavy metal pollution flushed from old mine workings.
On a Spring Equinox walk today I was pleased to meet a quite confiding Golden Plover, and later, a pipistrelle bat that had woken up and was hawking for flies in the mid-day sunshine. Here, lastly are red stained rocks, some yellow spring flowers – celandine and gorse – and yellow lichen on a hawthorn, all from recent wanderings.
I love the concept of a ‘flood sculpture’ – what a curious creature. Kind of bizarrely we’ve both synchronously picked up on yellow flowers and waters from mined areas this equinox. Most intriguing. Those ‘Faces of Depression’ from Alaska are haunting, aren’t they?
… yes. I came across more yellow flowers today. Marsh Marigolds already fully out (22nd March), standing in bright orange water!