"Art is the Flower. Life is the Green Leaf. Let every artist strive to make his flower a beautiful living thing, something that will convince the world that there may be, there are, things more precious more beautiful — more lasting than life itself." Charles Rennie Mackintosh
Should you head out on a warm, dry day to a meadow speckled with wild flowers, take a moment to stand still and listen. The air will be filled with life - bird song, bees humming, crickets chirping. Enjoy seeing the butterflies sipping nectar and watch the rhythmic swaying of the flowers and grasses as they catch the gentle breezes.
I had intended to visit the fritillary meadow mentioned on the previous post, but a couple of days ago we met up with our youngest son and his wife at Waterperry Gardens in Oxford for a picnic. The gardens have the R. Thame running along one side, a tributary of the R. Thames, and we discovered that they had a wild Snakes Head fritillary meadow.