Tag Archives: Moors

A snowy weekend…

It was touch and go as to whether I would make it north this month, what with the lingering effects of this damnable ‘flu. Then the weather forecast was dodgy. But, in spite of freak sleet storms and icy roads, … Continue reading

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Hand of man or god Shaping visions of Eden Where earth touches sky Here I recognise heaven Within the land of my heart

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Can You Come and Have a Look at This? – James Elkington

Reblogged from Walking with a Smacked Pentax: My son-in-law to be is the gamekeeper of Asquith and some surrounding moors. He recently told me that the local farmer had spotted some idiots driving around the moors in 4 X 4 … Continue reading

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* The ghost of heather Warms the bones of winter earth I walk in silence Remembering ancient kin Grateful for gifted wisdom * For Colleen’s poetry challenge

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Eternal #midnighthaiku

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Solstice of the Moon: A last adventure (continued)

Read the first part of this adventure here. We knew the story. Both James and Paul himself have told how it was found, when Paul and his brother, exploring the moors as children, had come upon the strange passageway…and how … Continue reading

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Solstice of the Moon: Desormais…

Desormais…henceforth…that is the motto over the gatehouse at Skipton Castle. It was probably the first word of French that I learned as a child and almost certainly the first I remember seeing written… even though it is written in stone.  … Continue reading

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Playing in the heather…

Until you come over the hill above Bakewell, there is no sign of it at all, but then, if you are lucky and the sun is out…and it is the right time of year… there is a dull streak of … Continue reading

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Together #midnighthaiku

Working together Insignificance creates Living miracles Fragrance of honey Recalling no paradise But the here and now  The smallest of things Changing the widest landscape Life in harmony  

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A day bewildered Embracing summer’s passion Beneath stormy skies At my feet the heather blooms The heavens answer my tears There is a point on my journey when, at just the right time of year, there is a first glimpse … Continue reading

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