Hellebores in the April sunshine

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Hellebores in flower in the garden of Anthony J Sargeant in Shropshire, England. Among the first of the spring flowers that have a occult quality in the way the blooms dip their heads.

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Logs for the Woodstove – stacked by Tony Sargeant against the wall (see previous post)

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A good double row of logs neatly stacked which will be covered later to keep them dry (see previous post). It is much cheaper to buy logs by the load like this than as single sacks, but it does mean you have to have somewhere to store them: And the energy to stack them (this took Tony three hours of stacking – and a somewhat sore back at the end – but very satisfying – one is reminded of Tolstoy). These logs are cut and stored in a barn for some months on a local Shropshire Estate before delivery so dry enough to burn well without needing the expense of kiln drying (the green bag is for the small bits of kindling left after larger logs have been stacked).