Friday Letters

24.04.2020

Hello Everyone!

I hope that you are all keeping a safe and well. This week I have been discussing nature with many of the people that I support. It’s amazing the solace that we can find in the natural world and I am so pleased that this blog is helpful.

We have had some absolutely stunning and beautiful responses to this weeks class, alongside a wonderful collection of pictures of flowers being sent in! Be prepared for a visual treat! Here goes!

In response to The Skylines class I received these absolutely stunning pictures and words from my team member Lee who my regular writers from St Nicks all know:

Lee wrote in response to the tasks as follows:

Task 1: Describing the sky – Lee responded to each photograph on the class blog as follows:

Deep blue sea, reminds me of a view from a submarine, a city underwater.Picture two: Light blue, blue with a tint of pink, makes me think of a sunset camping.Picture three: Lovely calm blue, it almost looks like a painting with the pink looking like brushstrokes.


Task 2: Charting the sky as if it were an ocean:

Rippling waves of blue, like the wings of morpho. The moon pulls a tide of fluffy white cloudsA wash of foam in the skySome white some grey no two the sameConstant change.

Task three: Describing the journey of a migrating bird:

Mystery of the House Martin – A mix of glossy blue spreading in to black on its upper and a white lower. This beautiful little bird travels to the UK from Africa around this time of year.Little is known of the route it takes or how it feeds getting here.Surprisingly it isn’t known where its wintering grounds are despite many birds been tagged.


Task four: A haiku about the sky:

Dazzling golden orb 
Shafts of light cutting the sky 
Chasing darkness down 

I also received these stunning pictures of a York Skyline from Rich which were taken during a recent sunset:

The following photos arrived from down South. Beautiful pictures of the sky taken from a door step across the last few months:

I wanted to end this week’s letters with these absolutely stunning flower photographs sent in by a Converge Student. They are perfect as a lovely way to end these letters today and to let you know that Wednesday’s class will be all about Bees!

I particularly love the Tulips in these pictures. Looking at them reminded me of an article that I read once, it said that Tulips were worth more than gold back in the 17th century. You can read more about that here if you are interested!

Thank you so much everyone for all the fantastic pictures, comments and words that you have sent me. It is such a joy to receive everyone’s interactions and it brings me much hope for when we are all back out enjoying green spaces.

With best wishes,

Emma

Ps. See you on Saturday for an art challenge!

  1. I saw a grass emerald moth yesterday. So beautiful. Grass Emeralds Opalescent blue wings Flicker Between Sea green stems Great…

Published by Emma

Hi my name is Emma! I am a writer and artist. I work for the NHS at Converge (www.yorksj.ac.uk/converge) and I am also an MA graduate in Creative writing and am currently studying for a PhD in Humanities. I have been leading a creative writing class at the beautiful St Nicks in York (www.stnicks.org.uk) for the last five years. When I am not at work I'm on my allotment or at Base Camp (my home) planning new adventures.

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