The Dawn Chorus

I decided to write this post in celebration of the amazing dawn chorus

If you are feeling anxious about life’s circumstances and find it difficult to sleep, follow these four steps:

Make a warm drink

Sit in your favourite chair

wrap yourself in a cosy blanket

Open the window wide

Wait for the dawn chorus

Feel your anxiety fade away, while you listen to Nature’s special gift.

Dawn chorus

The Chorus at Dawn

May is the month to cherish each year,

with the dawn chorus, birds love to share.

From breaking light, they start their trill,

This blissful choir, through the air so still.

The blackbird and robin start their call,

With many followers big and small.

They fill the meadow with tunes, so sweet,

An orchestral performance could not compete…

Sue Wood

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Where the River Sings

River Roskhill

The Roskhill river flows gently towards the sea, ceaselessly providing us with the tranquil sound of its journey.

Where the River Sings

The river serenely sings and flows

Passing wildflowers that sway and glow.

Downy willow seeds float in the air,

Then land in the meadow without a care.

The air is warm and the rays are bright,

Flooding the meadow with radiant light.

Sue Wood




The land warms up in early spring

When the birds seek mates and start to sing.

Acid-green leaves erupt into view

With fresh spring colours in lemony hues.

Sue Wood

Primrose, willow flowers, forsythia

lesser celandine, gorse

The Skylark Returns

The Skylark Returns

Spring has arrived with warming air,
The rain has ceased and the sky is clear.
A gentle breeze is swirling around,
As I hear a familiar distant sound.
Relaxing now, a pleasant surprise!
The lark has returned over the rise.
This tiny brown bird, obscure to see,
Filling the air with a song, so free.
He flies up high and sings his tune,
He glides to the moor but, all too soon.
His rivals take off and are rising high,
A splendid chorus as the minutes pass by…
Sue Wood

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