Category Archives: nature

Field of dreams..?

Long, long ago, when the world was still young and I was younger still, I moved into a house with a garden. It wasn’t much of a garden, long-deserted, overgrown and gone to seed, but my mind painted it in … Continue reading

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Going West: Mountain Road

We were fed and watered… very well-fed, in fact after a home-cooked Welsh breakfast at the Mid-Wales Inn… and on the road early. The weather was finally dry, the sun attempting to peep through the clouds… and there was the … Continue reading

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Going West: Googling the Road to Nowhere

“Nine hours…” We had finally made it to Rhyader as the sodden daylight was fading. “Nine..” We’d only stopped once more on the way and that was to take on board some necessary refreshment. We’d called at the first pub … Continue reading

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Flow #midnighthaiku

Chill life-blood of earth Bearing the clouds in its veins Absolving the tears Calm after the storm The mirror shows reflections Reflecting heaven

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A Small Gift

It was one of those encounters that bring a little unexpected joy to the day. Nothing much… just a shared smile… something I’m missing at the moment. Seeking relief from the heat, I had wandered into the shade of my … Continue reading

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A thousand miles of history…

Two years ago, The Silent Eye held a workshop in Dorset… and Stuart and I embarked upon a thousand mile trek through the ancient and sacred landscape, taking in natural beauty, prehistoric sites, wonderful old churches and exploring some of … Continue reading

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A moment’s peace…

Two herons flew over the garden today; they had no interest in the pond below, intent only their pursuit of each other. Half a dozen kites wheeling, diving and chasing each other in the skies… and a busy bluetit, lining … Continue reading

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A touch of sun…

Taking advantage of an almost dry day, where the showers had done little to wet grass that was being dried by a rare bit of sun, I mowed the grass. I can’t call my squishy quagmire a lawn, not by … Continue reading

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Lightly #midnighthaiku

* With infinite care Tread lightly upon the earth Respecting its life Body of a goddess lives In beauty beneath our feet *  

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A Land of Living Light

Every morning, the first thing I do is open my bedroom curtains to take a glance at the day. I rise early, usually before dawn at this time of year. When clouds obscure the horizon, all I can see is … Continue reading

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