I took this photo at the end of a late evening walk on Sunday - so not quite Midsummer! The rose colour echoed a piece of music I've been enjoying by Mira Calix inspired by Jorge Luis Borges's short story The Aleph. Calix's piece, 'Sunset in Queretaro, A Rose in Bengal', suggests a somewhat more striking sunset than the one I captured above! You can listen to it here
I've been writing about the ash tree over the last couple of years and I’m very excited to have my poem ‘Melia’ in The Tree Line: Poems for Trees, Woods & People, an anthology celebrating trees and woodlands, edited by Michael McKimm. The anthology launches today and is published by Worple Press more info here.
In 2017, on the 800th anniversary of the sealing of the Charter of the Forest, the Woodland Trust along with over 70 other organisations will publish a new ‘Charter for Trees, Woods & People’ and there are various events coming up here. You can also see the new Tree Charter and sign it here.
I took the photo below in Griffin Wood during one of our weekend walks - we thought it looked like a scene in a Tarkovsky film.