Lay for the Day 20th
the great landscape photographer Ansel Adams is born in San Francisco.
landscapes described below were done in pastels, based on photographs
Her Last Pictures
Three landscapes on the wall:
of summer, the rosebay willowherb waving
on a railways abandoned embankment,
a vanishing fence and various sky.
Of spring, the shrunken stream
under a triple-arched bridge;
under bare trees, of one tone with the stone,
some bulb patch, bright green, fledging.
In the centre, the years
from bracken, rush and gorse,
and brown fells blent on the airs royal blue
to an umber more burning than burnt,
where the first dust of snow
that winter where the artist shortly went.
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