I thought I’d assemble a suite of the four elements from Sri Lanka (surprise, surprise!), beginning with my favourite, fire – a fire basket from the perahera:
Being an old farmer’s girl, and a gardener, I can think of nothing more beautiful – if literal – for earth than a patch of the red earth of the north:
Almost liquid, this air, wild and frenzied as the storm hits, when the velocity of the wind just outstrips the oncoming rain, and the temperature plummets
and lastly – the balm, the healer – the touch of magic: water
The Four Elements, Ailsa’s Travel Theme this week.