Tuesday, 31 March 2015

The Shepherd o' the farm

I was stood looking at this plaque today in Durngate Street in Dorchester. I was thinking about the line 'An' when the evenen sheades be long'

 Changing the clocks last weekend into British Summer time indicates we are heading towards the season that William Barnes was referring to.

There are no warm evenings to enjoy yet though, the strong winds that we have been having over the past 48 hours have at least arrived before the blossom has come out on the trees. The fountains in Brewery Square are dancing in the wind!

The high winds must be challenging for those working on the tall buildings and cranes!

Some of the structures are changing the skyline of the town considerably.

There is lots of activity and refurbishment happening in Dorchester. The Junction Hotel has just had a makeover and looks very inviting! 

As always there is plenty of colour to be found in the town at Easter time. Look at all these wonderful goodies on display in Carluccios.

I like the look of this one!

Or these perhaps? 

As always there is often a talented musician or two to be found busking in the town!

Whatever your plans are for the Easter break, I wish you a happy one. I feel lucky to live in such a vibrant town that is constantly evolving! I am looking forward to those summer evenings that our local poet wrote about in 'The Shepherd o'the farm'.


  1. I love the element of mindfulness in this post. I was looking at a clumps of daffs looking decidedly drowned after an earlier downpour. It is delightful even to find wonder in a crane on the skyline.