Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Banks of Green Willow


This music has been haunting me over the weekend, but could'nt remember the title till walking by a brook, the old willows everywhere made me remember. Essex is a very pretty county in its hidden corners, all the waterways seemed to be lined with shimmering gray-green willows and the red gold of the harvested fields is an extraordinary contrast. Two things which are a 'first' for me, plants, set amongst the nettles, that look like angelica, and good sized fish in the brook.



Angelica



Old willows, there were a couple that had fallen over the brook


fish in the shallow pools


a clear stretch


choked up with reedmace and flag irises



2 comments:

  1. The Banks of Green Willow is one of my favourite pieces of music and your photos illustrate it perfectly.

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  2. Could be that Shuttleworth wrote about the rivers in Essex, the willows are extraordinary.

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