Geranium Fire

when summer’s short wick
burns lower, geraniums
burst out: scarlet flames

Words and image © Lizzie Ballagher


Wildflowers by the River Medway

Unsung vetches almost vanish into the thick grasses and reeds of early July along the banks of the river. I like stopping, sometimes, to notice the details of these spindly and (apparently) delicate plants: tougher than they look.

riverside vetch threads
purple embroidery through
grasses, green rushes

Words and images © Lizzie Ballagher