A Corner of the Meadow
Wednesday, 25th September 2002, West Yorkshire
A comma suns itself on the hedge, spreading and angling its wings for maximum effect. After some minutes it flies to the ice plant where it dive-bombs a tortoiseshell. After and aerial flourish the two settle to feed on adjacent flower heads.
A heron flies lazily up the valley just above the treetops. Emerging from the trees, wood pigeons, in ones and twos, fly off with greater urgency.
As I paint this late afternoon scene of the meadow Kessie and Copper, the Welsh ponies, wander down, timing their return in anticipation of their owners coming to see to their food and water and to fuss over them.
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