Field of Hope – April 2011
One of the first things about London that I fell in love with was the abundance of spring flowers – a real novelty for somebody from a climate so temperate that Spring and Autumn were seasons that happened to other people. I remember in our first year in London travelling all the way across town to see the spectacular carpet of daffodils in Holland Park, but in the intervening ten years, a Field of Hope has been planted almost across the road from my house. Fields of Hope are fields of daffodils planted by volunteers, with each bulb planted to honour, remember or support somebody who has been affected by cancer. The daffodil's ability to push through the frozen soil year after year and produce new life makes it the perfect symbol of hope, and simply seeing this slope covered in a sea of nodding yellow heads near my house is enough to lift my spirits.
This is part of a series of non-food photographs that will be published every Saturday on CookSister – previously featured photographs can be viewed on the Saturday Snapshots compendium page. Photos featured in Saturday Snapshots are available to buy as high-quality greeting cards or prints in my RedBubble store, or even as gorgeous A3-size 2011 CookSister calendars for foodies, for London-lovers, Italophiles or beach lovers.
If you want a custom calendar with your own selection of photos, starting in a month other than January, please e-mail me and we can discuss your requirements. They make great gifts, for friends or for yourself
Don't forget that this month I am hosting the Monthly Mingle, my darling sister Meeta's monthly event. The theme is Topless Tarts and you have until 30 April to get your entries to me! Full details are available on my announcement post.