Monday, January 30, 2006

Moving sky, leaden clouds, horse-chestnut buds

It is one of those windy days when, if you look in certain directions, the sky seems to be moving, as clouds scud past patches of blue.

In the Grove, when I look towards the east, (a contrast with the sky in a north-westerly direction) there are mauvish, leaden clouds, against which the white-fronted houses in Buckingham Road, show up, brightly lit by the lowering sun.

The branches of horse-chestnut trees terminate in sturdy, clearly defined, sinuous, black shoots each of which carries a chestnut coloured leaf bud, egg-shaped and glistening in the afternoon sun.

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