Saturday, 10 October 2009
Lyngham Vallet: A Place to Be.
An October morning on the edge of Bircher Common near Croft Castle, Herefordshire
A place to be: where the valley lies, awakening to the cool, almost imperceptible pale salmon light of the new day.
A place to be: where shelter from the cold morning breeze is given by a thick gorse bush looking out over the trees below.
A place to be: where waves of bracken cascade down the valley sides under the birch and oak.
A place to be: where blackbirds and others call through the silence.
A place to be: where deep in the dark conifers the grunting of dear echoes over the landscape.
A place to be: where the subtle changes in the colours of the leaves call to the onset of autumn.
A place to be: where this small valley seems to hold treasure and peace.
A place to be: where, earlier, in a car sleeping. Cold and uncomfortable, yet beneath a moonlit sky.
A place to be: where a welcome can be given to the new day.