Well-watered lushness everywhere,
Effusions of green.
I am stunned, speechless with wonderment at the beauty of the English countryside in the early summer. In drab, dust-choked, almost grass-less Beijing - across most of northern China, in fact; all of it is a dustbowl these days - we have lost this sense of rapture, grown unfamiliar with the ravishing verdancy of a thriving rural environment. Rediscovering it is almost too powerful a joy, it overwhelms the senses, exhausts the heart.