My Lewes garden couldn’t be further away from the Japanese devastation.

On a calm and sunny spring-like morning here in my small town garden in Lewes, Southern England, the beauty and tranquillity of my early spring flowers are a thought-provoking reminder of the very different situation on the other side of the globe in Japan.

Japanese culture puts great emphasis on the beauty of flowers so, I look at mine, I am thinking of parts of their country that has now been so rudely crushed by earthquake and tsunami.  Here, eerily, there is not even the slightest of breezes. If only everywhere else in the world was so calm.

Japan Tsunami Appeal | British Red Cross
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