Sunday 6 May 2018

The Wheels on the Bus ~~~

Hello Friends ~~~

from "A Light Exists in Spring" by Emily Dickinson

A light exists in spring
Not present on the year
At any other period.
When March is scarcely here

Of late I have made many bus journeys, and since mid February I have watched the countryside slowly change as winter makes way for spring ~ although some of us questioned the tenacity of winter to hold on much longer than was necessary, and the once again late arrival of spring.

from "Spring Quiet" Christina Rossetti

Gone were but the Winter,
Come were but the Spring,
I would go to a covert
Where the birds sing;

A few days ago, on one of my rides, I took my camera along and took some photos from the moving bus. It was quite a challenge, freezing things in focus while trundling along at speed on a bone shaker ride.  Here are some of what I managed ~~~

and we're off on a pink bus!

starting to see some shoots of green on bare trees now ~

looking up on a lovely area for wildlife ~

Burton with low tide on the Cleddau estuary ~

on the opposite side of the bridge, looking across to Pembroke Dock ~

 The pretty painted cottages of Neyland ~

The distant oil refineries, for which the estuary is famous ~

Irish Ferries dock at Pembroke Dock ~

Neyland marina ~

The rich, red clay soil of the south of the county ~

 Taken at speed so blurry, but the Ladies' Smock seems to be doing very well this year ~

Looking down on the new bike path which is still under construction and causing long delays ~

A silver green meadow, full of blown dandelion clocks ~

The lime kilns at Solva harbour ~

It must be nearly summer as the small boats are on the water ~

Come back soon, for there is history coming up next, a castle and birthplace of a king who founded one of Britain's most famous royal houses!

Until next time ~~~
~~~Deborah xo