On these record-breaking scorching summer days in Europe whilst wildfires run amok and people seek the shade, the 350 acres of Hyde Park in London offered just such a place of escape and a cool place to breathe.
The subway walls of leafy murals signals the route to Hyde Park
Hi-vis stands out in the shadows
Often in summer, drinking from the spring, I sensed in its cool breath and in its voice
A living form, darker than any shade And without feature, passionate, yet chill ~Edgar Bowers ~ Autumn Shade
Title from Andrew Marvell’s “The Garden” for this megahot Monochrome Monday where nothing is as cool as grey shades!
7 thoughts on “all trees do close to weave the garlands of repose”
“…nothing is as cool as grey shades!” How true. I find everything intensifies in black and white. Your images are beautifully evocative.
thank you Charley – the greys even cooler than the greens
Ah, Laura, your images capture the “garlands of repose” beautifully! I hope your heatwave is over.
thank you Marina – have left London but even stifling hot here – 39C supposed to break by tomorrow
currently at 29C with gale force winds! Kind of makes you wonder, can’t it be a bit more …normal?! 🤣
the answers are never straightforward or as simplistic as some are making out!
Oh so true….
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