often nature creates its most beautiful displays in places so obvious
that we fail to see them for that very reason. We tend to assume
that far fields are greener, that the more exotic a location the
more attractive it is likely to be. But....
A roadside ditch that was barren and muddy at the end of winter
often comes alive in spring, flourishes during the summer, and by
autumn is a place of surpassing beauty - available to everyone who
is willing to forsake the daily rush for even a moment or two.
If you have more than a few moments, you will discover the range of colours, especially the secondary hues that are so abundant in nature. On cloudy or overcast days you will become aware of the subtle gradation of tones. And you will be very grateful that you paused to accept the gift.