Author: Helen Cox

Helen Cox is a UK author. She made her on-screen debut in The Krankies in 1990. Given the choice, her Mastermind topic would be Grease 2 and when someone asks her if she is a god she says 'yes.' Oh, you want to know about her books? Best click some of the links below.

Postcards from York: Spring Equinox

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To mark Spring Equinox, the Hubster and I decided to walk out to Osbaldwick for Sunday lunch at the Derwent Arms. In reality, this translated into my better half standing around reading The Independent while I took too many photos of daffodils (as if you can have too many) along the two mile route to the pub.

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For a Yorkshire lass, the most beautiful herald of spring is the daffodils lining up along the old Roman walls, and clustering in churchyards. And though I’m not qualified to speak for them, I’d wager Yorkshire lads feel the same.

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In some parts of the city they gather in small friendship groups. In others, they form armies. Not that anyone would object to being over-run by troops as sunny as these.

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Beside Osbaldwick Beck, the daffodils hang their yellow heads, gazing deep into the clear waters flowing into the Foss.

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Opposite the Derwent Arms pub, a strain of smaller daffodils form a path between the trees. Guiding walkers along the banks of the stream.

Bright blessings to you for Spring 2016.

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2 comments on “Postcards from York: Spring Equinox

  1. carol cox
    March 23, 2016

    lovely story of the daffodils

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    • Helen
      March 23, 2016

      Thanks Mam. Glad you liked the pictures… and the ‘story’.

      Like

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