This Cumbrian green slate standing sundial has been hand carved with Martin Cook’s poem

‘Times heart beat shown by shade silently beckons. No tick, no tock for earth’s natural clock. Just a gentle wonder across a gracious arc until the light becomes the dark’

The cumbrian slate standing sundial has deeply cut letters and a gilded dial.

The photograph shows the sundial on a very snowy day at Martin Cook’s Buckinghamshire studio