Monthly Archives: April 2015

The Force that Through the Green Fuse Drives the Flower

I have probably mis-quoted Dylan Thomas here, but “The Force that Through the Green Fuse Drives the Flower” is just so apt at this time of year. A birch tree that was felled after Christmas is still pumping sap up … Continue reading

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Fear of the High Visibility Jacket

  At the furthest part of my walk with Ruby, my dog, there is a small field or enclosure. It is roughly the shape of a triangle, of the kind that the Ancient Pythagoras liked so much. The hypotenuse is … Continue reading

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Touch Me, Feel Me

 This morning I found myself standing in the middle of the room, holding a sheet of paper. It was one of those moments when I get lost in what I’m experiencing. In these times I feel like I am on … Continue reading

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The Woods in April

We are now half-way through April and the year is thundering on. Time’s accelerator is stuck to the floor and soon I will be approaching the speed of light. I will become a gossamer thread, spun like a cobweb across … Continue reading

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Re-Entry

I have returned from a week of silence and meditation. I have been awake and conscious of the dawn chorus every morning. Getting up when the dawn is breaking is difficult at first, but it gets easier. It is a … Continue reading

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Spring has Sprung – it’s Official!

People have been saying it’s spring for some weeks now, but, asyouknow from these posts, it hasn’t arrived up here yet. But, on 2 April, I was sitting with Ruby on my fallen log in the woodas when I became … Continue reading

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Signature Birds

When I went blind one of the many things I had to deal with was not being able to see birds anymore. When I was young, I paid no attention to birdlife. I lived in a city, and there were … Continue reading

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