Wednesday, March 07, 2012

Brick, japonica and crocuses.

1. A bricklayer making the edging for a drive holds a brick in one hand and his trowel in the other. He tosses the brick end over end a couple of times while he chooses the uppermost surface.

2. Red red red japonica flowers bloom on bare twigs.

3. All I can see over the wall is the grey lip of a raised urn and the white crocuses therein.


  1. The work of craftsmen in the trades is so fascinating. I couldn't select the proper side of a brick, never mind putting it in a straight row.

  2. "Japonica glistens like coral in all of the neighbouring gardens" was in one of my "O" level poems. Perfect description.


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