Tag Archives: Spring

Softness

Following a conversation with a friend, I thought I would set down some thoughts about softness. These thoughts will no doubt be influenced by the thinking I have done while on my spring retreat, from which I’ve just returned. Hard … Continue reading

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Marsden Moor

I love the moors above the village. I just can’t get to them often. Marsden Moor is like the sea. It is open and free, changes colour with the light and the season. It is somehow alien, dangerous, a reminder … Continue reading

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The Contented Cow

The strange, and possibly interesting, thing about the glorious late spring weather we are having of late is that I seem to stop writing. My days are so taken up by being gaspingly happy that I just don’t have the … Continue reading

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Imbolc

 In my village, tonight, the first Saturday of February, it will be the festival of Imboc, one of the four major pagan festivals. The drummers in the car park, and the torches and the lanterns, will announce that the halfway … Continue reading

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The Woods in May

May has to be the best month, although my natural inclination is to dismiss it in favour of January, just because the rebel in me refuses to follow the cultural crowd! But you can’t escape the fact that everyone likes … Continue reading

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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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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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