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Spring Coppice


This week a walk in a paradise of wild flowers and bird song.

Mary Webb 1881 -1927 lived locally in these parts at Spring Cottage on Lyth Hill in Shropshire – she left a legacy of literature which celebrates her life

The information board at the beginning of our walk today gives a taster of the poetry of Mary Webb.

A collection of her poems can be found in one of her many books called the Spring of Joy

The walk today was through Spring Coppice an ancient woodland to the south (I think) of the summit of Lyth Hill

These old trees ,now knarled and bent must have seen the many moods of this sometimes troubled lady

Young trees jostle with the old showing how nature rejuvenates itself in new growth

Bluebells breathtaking in their vivid blue and nodding wood anemones hid under the undergrowth

The sun shone through the canopy above and birds sang – surely not much has changed since those many years ago!

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Lovely peaceful blog, Marigold. Thank you. :o)

26 Apr, 2012


Beautiful country side you have around you.

26 Apr, 2012


That must have been a lovely walk, especially when thinking about the wonderful poetry she must have written

27 Apr, 2012

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