On a lovely early June day I returned to Caldecote to check on the churchyard. And as I rounded a corner of the building I was slightly taken aback - the grass had grown! What's more, it was swaying in a gentle breeze like a miniature field of barley! Pretending I could not care, I checked for weeds but the long grass effectively suppressed their growth. Instead, the green grass was woven here and there with shades of blue, white and pink - some lovely meadow flowers I deliberately left undisturbed from previous visits.
The longer I looked, however, the more the graveyard grew on me. And finally I had to admit to myself that I loved this "new look". Now it has acquired an appearance of a peaceful parish churchyard (albeit carefully cultivated behind the scenes) rather than an overgrown mess of weeds and shrubs it used to be.
Oh yes, I deliberately left one plant (flower? weed?) behind to illustrate what the churchyard might have looked like had these been allowed to grow. And the plant has got bigger since last time and is now almost the same height as me. Lovely it may turn out to be, but totally unsuitable for our little graveyard. What do you think?