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Wordless Wednesday: Mixed Messages

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Tactical Withdrawal

As the warmth of summer Recedes into memory And mild autumnal days Slip out of reach, The garden retreats, Tidying itself Into piles of ‘Things to be sorted’ – Leaves, Spent flowers, Blackened stems, Bags of compost To be spread. … Continue reading

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Like a faded film star Autumn visits our gardens. Snapshots Show her gliding silently Through familiar film sets, A flash of brave colour Amidst the drooping backdrops. Smiling wistfully She remembers past glories, The decadence of younger days. Meanwhile The … Continue reading

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