Winter Walk by John Clare
The holly bush, a sober lump of green,
Shines through the leafless shrubs all brown and grey,
And smiles at winter be it eer so keen
With all the leafy luxury of May.
I’m supposed to be on holiday, but I can’t help myself. The weather has been ‘iffy’ and lure of the pub lunch has worn off, but the flowers are beckoning. Just a quick walk around the lanes then
East Prawle Jubilee Fair on Monday – even the sun had his hat on. Old-fashioned swing boats, hit-the-rat, soak-the-rogue, mounds of gorgeous homemade cakes, a tombola and, one of the highlights, a very well attended dog show. See picture of Zippy (that’s the owner) below and his elderly alsatian who romped (limped) home with second prize in the veterans’ class.
Let’s hope that Johnny Depp’s current visits to Great Mattiscombe beach in Devon won’t spoil this gorgeous bit of sand at the end of the world. He’s there filming ‘Dark Shadows’ with Tim Burton at the moment, and the area is buzzing with paparazzi and film fans trying to spot the film star. (I actually got called by a news agency yesterday, asking me to go and do some paparzzi shots of him on the beach….) AS IF! anyway, its a lovely beach, very quiet and remote, and it’s great for a bit of late afternoon sun…