Tag Archives: November

Carving Valleys

This morning, when I took Ruby for our walk along the river to Hey Green, the world had turned all watery. It was a bit of a shock for both of us, as we have had such a dry autumn. … Continue reading

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Walking into Winter

I felt like King Lear on the blasted heath today, for the wind, that blows away the autumn and brings us the winter, is crashing down from off the moor, in a rush of tightly-packed isobars. Walking away from home … Continue reading

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The Winter Rolls In

This must be what they call a cold front. I set off this morning in sunshine, under a cloudless blue sky. That blue sky’s goodbye gesture is that bit of blue in the photo, top right. As was said in … Continue reading

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Walking with Robins

Today’s walk in the woods was thoroughly wet. It has been raining for several days now, and, although it was even wetter last winter, the ground is already saturated. Mist has been hanging in the trees for days now, and … Continue reading

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I, blind Tiresias . . .

According to some versions of the story, Tiresias, the mythological figure from Greek mythology, was made blind when he witnessed the beauty of the Goddess, Athena. As a gesture of what I can only assume to be pity, she gave … Continue reading

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Hail to Thee!

There is a light frost in the bedraggled grass and scrappy brambles. For the first time, it feels like winter has arrived, very gently, and is drifting in wisps of mist above the brown stillness of the canal. As I … Continue reading

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Visions for the Blind #4 The Herodotus Walk

Remember, when you go out, to take a shopping bag, not so you can buy things, but so you can sit down, whatever the weather. When I take Ruby for her walk, I know where I’m going and where the … Continue reading

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