love-in-the-mist for Laurie Lee... by quietpurplehaze

love-in-the-mist for Laurie Lee...

...on today, the centenary of his birth. On this anniversary day, the singer, Cerys Matthews will open a waymarked trail which follows the wildlife walk in the Slad valley where the author grew up. The trail features ten larch posts with Laurie Lee's poems inscribed on glass panels.

Laurie was brought up by his mother, and in the company of six sisters, in a T-shaped 17th century cottage in Slad in the Cotswolds. (I have a pre-digital age photo somewhere if I could dig it out.)

In 'Cider with Rosie' Laurie wrote of his childhood, "I was perfectly content in this world of women."

His grave is in the local churchyard.
Instant fav -- nice to read your snippet as regards to today being the authour's anniversary --And I love Cerys M 's singing voice ! THIS IMAGE IS BEAUTIFUL !
June 26th, 2014  
Oh lovely, well done - happy birthday Laurie Lee!
June 26th, 2014  
@beryl

Beryl, thank you for your kind comments and the fav - I took this shot of love-in-the-mist on Tuesday in the gardens at Hinton Ampner so when I read in yesterday's newspaper about the centenary, it seemed just the photo for the 'job'!
June 26th, 2014  
You have amazing detail :)
June 26th, 2014  
Just a gorgeous shot Hazel.
June 26th, 2014  
Beautiful shot Hazel and lovely tribute to Laurie Lee!! Fav!!
June 26th, 2014  
What an unusual and interesting flower
June 26th, 2014  
Gorgeous flower, it looks pretty big.
June 26th, 2014  
Beautiful flower and wonderful tribute!
June 26th, 2014  
Beautiful shot and such interesting info to go with it. I haven't read Cider with Rosie for a long time. I must fish out the book and re-read it.
June 26th, 2014  
Beautiful colors and I love your pov.
June 26th, 2014  
A brilliant shot and I love the colours. FAV
June 26th, 2014  
Amazing macro. Congratulations on making the Trending Page, Well deserved.
June 26th, 2014  
@onewing

Yes, definitely one to re-read I think. I'm just starting on re-reading the novels of H E Bates which I also loved in my teens.
June 26th, 2014  
I just love blues and greens, and I love this shot too. Must read Laurie Lee again! Fav.
June 26th, 2014  
@dolphin

Me too - I think that with his novels and those of H E Bates I could occupy my summer! Thanks for fav.
June 26th, 2014  
Lovely capture and as Laurie Lee lived just a mile from me, yes I met him once, it deserves a FAV as well. If anyone can visit the Slad Valley it's really worth it.
June 26th, 2014  
Very beautiful, Hazel
June 26th, 2014  
Beautiful capture and detail
June 26th, 2014  
@ladymagpie

Heather, I'm trying not to feel envious - how lovely to have met Laurie Lee! Thanks for the fav, too!
June 26th, 2014  
Nice detail
June 26th, 2014  
Beautiful capture of this:`` Juffertje in het groen`` flower = Lady/miss/madam in green . Great pov.
( the writing and reading is a part of my wife and oldest sun. I only look at pic.art books)
June 26th, 2014  
Beautiful blue and details captured in one of my favourite flowers .Fav
June 26th, 2014  
Beautiful!
June 27th, 2014  
Beautiful color and capture.
June 27th, 2014  
The colour in this flower is fantastic! Nice capture!
June 27th, 2014  
A fav, beautiful, beautiful capture.
June 27th, 2014  
Beautiful flower and love your story of Laurie Lee!!! FAV!!!
June 27th, 2014  
Beautiful capture!
June 27th, 2014  
Interesting angle and lovely strong colours
June 27th, 2014  
fav Hazel lovely capture
June 29th, 2014  
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