Naturally as leaves to a vine

New Vine Leaf 

The vine buds are open and the broad, palmate leaves are starting to gather energy. If wine is (as Thomas Love Peacock described it) ‘the liquid quintessence of concentrated sunbeams’, then it is the leaves that do the concentrating. The plant is still delicate but, like the swallows hurtling over the vineyard and the cuckoo in the top of the tall, bare trees, it heralds the spring: winter is over and we look forward to summer’s warmth and the fruits of the industrious vine…

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