(Samuel Palmer, ‘In a Shoreham Garden’, watercolour ca. 1830; from the Victoria and Albert Museum collection)
I was a leetle over-optimistic the other day when I thought that I would again have time for writing here. During the last couple of weeks I have been entirely occupied with work for my teacher-training course. I do believe that I am almost at the end of the busiest part... I don’t have time even to write about fairy tales at the moment, but I didn’t want to neglect this place as I did before. Therefore I’m just putting up cheaty quick posts, so you know I’m still here... And who knows, maybe you will enjoy them?
Charlotte Mew’s poem ‘I Have Been Through the Gates’ is one I love very much and it never fails to give me the chills. And I am also very fond of this painting by Samuel Palmer. Spring is finally touching Belgium and while we don’t yet have any beautiful blossom like that Palmer painted, daffodils and buds of new leaves are pricking the browns and greys of our surroundings with brighter colours.