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Cotswold Summer Colour Brings Joy and Hope

I wasn’t sure if this was a poem, an essay, or simply an emotional observation when I sat down and began to write.

I was inspired, when walking, by the most wonderful field of wildflowers here in the gentle, rolling Cotswold Hills in Oxfordshire, England. “The Cotswolds”  as it is known widely in the UK, stretches across 4 English counties.  It is designated as an area of outstanding natural beauty, which describes it perfectly. I have had the privilege of living here now for the past sixteen years. It occurred to me that I might share these thoughts with an audience who embraces the beauty of nature and the written word amongst many other subjects. So here it is, you decide whether it’s a reminiscence, a poem, or an essay.  For me it was just a pleasure to write, I hope you like it.

The start of day, a field of wildflowers red white, and blue resplendent

The Cotswold summer landscape bursts into a myriad of colour,
the backdrop, soft and gentle, hills folding one into the other as far as the eye can see.

A blue sky with pure white clouds, sculpture, and colours, a creation from the ultimate artist, nature herself.
The landscape the canvas, the flora the paint, all products of mother nature’s inspiration.

A living and constantly evolving masterpiece evoking many different perspectives, emotions, and meanings.
Memories will return and reverberate to all who experience this uplifting creation.

Later the incandescence of the setting sun, bathing this Cotswold landscape, burnishing the sky with its radiance against the onset of the night sky.
The Landscape evolves again, the wildflowers become different shades of red, white and blue, evoking a romantic setting, shadows lengthen creating an ambiance of mystery as night descends.

Tomorrow the sun will rise brighter against a blue sky heralding a new day, just as beautiful as yesterday and so it goes on, the vista changing but promising hope and new beginnings. What a gift.

Christopher Fryhttp://www.christopherfryassociates.co.uk/
Christopher Fry is an independent, plc board-level management consultant, with more than 25 years of experience specializing in many facets of Human Capital Management including Specialist Resourcing (Interim Management and Executive Search), Executive Coaching, and Mentoring. He has worked at all corporate levels globally (including UK, Europe, GCC (Arabian Gulf) Middle East, Africa, and North America) with established multi-nationals as well as start-up companies, emerging markets, and new technologies.

3 COMMENTS

  1. Dear Christopher,

    This account is extraordinary. You visualize the best of The Cotswolds.

    ‘Tomorrow the sun will rise brighter against a blue sky heralding a new day……’

    Optimism, creativity, tranquility and reality of being there to enjoy the scenery and scent at Nature’s best.

    I await with eagerness your next poem or essay. You have a natural talent. You are a wordsmith. Such natural attributes should never be retained but spread to others who are on the same wavelength.

    Simon

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