curtainrising

very slowly, the grey curtain lifts,

laterskywedge

geese flying in their majestic ten thousands draw curving lines under a diagonal sheet of soft gunmetal cloud.

sky wedge

the live turquoise slice of sky transmits their far off cries.

mudplod

cold air pouring down the hill, my boots plodding through the mud in the wood’s shelter.

big puddle

cloud edged with lavender and coral pink finally slides north and the gap closes.

oakpuddle