Wednesday, 25 May 2011


although it may not at first be obvious
underneath a very thin topsoil
the earth in this part of the forest is mainly clay

when it rains heavily 
a number of trees always fall over
exposing in their shallow roots the ochre coloured clay

a while back, the local forest roads 
were covered in a red clay like substance
for a better road surface

walking in the forest the other (rainy) day
both the ochre and red clay 
became obvious additions to my making palette

I keep on thinking:

'The best is yet to come'.