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I am co-director of the Leaping Word Poetry Consultancy, which provides advice for poets on writing, editing and publishing, as well as qualified counselling support for those exploring personal issues in their work - https://theleapingword.com. My fifth poetry collection, Learning Finity, is now available from Indigo Dreams or directly from me.

Sunday, 27 June 2021

High summer at Ashton Court

We've found that as long as we pick our time, we can find relative solitude at Ashton Court, despite the pressure on open urban spaces as a result of the pandemic. So we've been going up there every couple of months or so this year, and now it's high summer's turn to take centre stage. 


The oak that's always first to greet us


yellow rattle


View over central Bristol, including the Wills Memorial building, Cabot Tower and St Mary Redcliffe


View over south Bristol with Kelston Roundhill on the horizon


View across to Dundry


Path to Summerhouse Plantation


Green where there were bluebells last time we were here


The Fattest Oak in ceremonial solstice robes





Fox or badger sett


I wish I could read bark. This is in sycamore. 


Nature watching with Cwtch the collie















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