Tuesday, 8 June 2010

Every shepherd tells his tale

'..every shepherd tells his tale
Under the hawthorn in the dale.'
Milton, L'Allegro (1645)

Old and thinning hawthorn hedges are one of Islandmore's distinguishing features - that, and the drumlined forms of the island itself (a relic of the last ice age). The bloom this year has been spectacular - from the top of Eagle Hill it's as though someone has scored from shore to shore with intersecting lines of white chalk.

Unsurprisingly, the hawthorns are a recurring motif in Lynn's work. Last Hawthorn (below) is a favourite - it went to a collector friend in Fife and in fact couldn't have gone to a better home.

Last Hawthorn
Lynn McGregor RSW

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