Look out on this Summer land of light and shadows
What do I see and hear?
A red squirrel nibbling,
A grey rabbit hopping,
A kestrel hovering on the wind.
A raven croaking,
A buzzard lifting,
A fish by strong talons pinned.
A green yaffle laughing,
A brown lizard basking,
A crackle from a gorse seed gun.
A swallow skimming,
A kingfisher diving,
A rowan ripening in the sun.
Walk this bright land of light and shadows.
Cumbria’s catching my heart, this year.
Image L Wilde