Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Laburnum: June 16, 2015

Laburnum and Copper Beech in Gordon Square
The rain fell steadily all night long, making a faint mist over the fields, chuckling and burbling in the gutters.  In gardens it fell over flowering bushes of lilac and laburnum.  It slipped gently over the leaden domes of libraries, and splayed out of the laughing mouths of gargoyles.  . . .  And in the garden of the Lodge outside Kitty's window it sluiced the ancient tree under which Kings and poets had sat drinking three centuries ago, but now it was half fallen and had to be propped up by a stake in the middle.

The Years (59-60)  
The "Alice" tree, Christ Church, Oxford

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