Green April Rain, 2

Because as much as anything it was raining early morning.

Standing at the door, watching the sparrow family at the birdhouse; a small yellow windmill rattles and blurs on a neighbour’s terrace. A raindrop from a leaf hits the tin table, just so, to make a gong. Ducks somewhere quack like creaking beds.

All the garden is roofs; houses climbing up to the hedge.

Here’s the sound of rain on a tarp.

Because as much as anything it is mid-April, and my Lantau festival, Mui Wo.

Taxis at Silvermine Bay. April 1990.

Taxis at Silvermine Bay. April 1990.

The Silvermine Bay Hotel, from a point up, perhaps, on Fu Kong Shan. April 1990

The Silvermine Bay Hotel, from a point up, perhaps, on Fu Kong Shan. April 1990

My 'room' at Chung Hau Village, me newly arrived. The cat on the bed is Peter Parker. The briefcase on the floor was my Uncle Ken's from Eagle Star. The leather did not stand up to the air on Lantau. April 1990

My ‘room’ at Chung Hau Village, me newly arrived. The cat on the bed is Peter Parker. The briefcase on the floor was my Uncle Ken’s from Eagle Star. The leather did not stand up to the air on Lantau. April 1990

On a visit to Macau. May 1990.

On a visit to Macau. May 1990.

Not of this time of year, but of this time: Silvermine lit up at Mid-Autumn. September 1990.

Not of this time of year, but of this time: Silvermine lit up at Mid-Autumn. September 1990.

 

and here, for the record, is Green April Rain, 1

All photos, content, © Steve Mitchell, Fisher Lane

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About Stevie Mitchell

I come from a long line of cartoons and beer. I was once peed on by a tiger. Hoping the resultant super-powers are yet to come, cos if these are they, then, grrrr....
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One Response to Green April Rain, 2

  1. Lantau Waterbuffalo says:

    Love your photos. What happened to Peter Parker? 🙂

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