Hello December!

Hello everyone. I hope you are all ok. Well! We have made it to the final month of 2020! And what a year it has been? If I had a pound for every time  I heard that phrase, I wouldn't have to worry about student finance, I'll tell you that for free! Now it is [...]

Poetry Mondays – The Darkling Thrush by Thomas Hardy.

The Darkling Thrush   I leant upon a coppice gate,When Frost was spectre-gray,And Winter’s dregs made desolateThe weakening eye of day.The tangled bine-stems scored the skyLike strings of broken lyres,And all mankind that haunted nighHad sought their household fires.   The land’s sharp features seemed to meThe Century’s corpse outleant,Its crypt the cloudy canopy,The wind [...]

Nature and Folklore

Hello there and welcome to a new series on Foxglove and Bee; Nature and Folklore! Each 'episode' will look at a particular species in nature and the folklore surrounding them and their significance throughout the years. In this episode, I shall be looking at Hawthorn (Crataegus monogyna). Hawthorn. Hawthorn in Folklore. Hawthorn is one of [...]