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The Beauty of Ice and Grass

Plants lay down their intricate patterns based on cycles of pressure and release, which are in turn formed by intricate and varied patterns of water, carbon and gas pressures, like this I guess. 191 more words

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Hooked, Hawthorn

Hooked is the brainchild of former DJ Ray Good (aka Sugar Ray), a British expat who grew up helping out at his uncle’s fish and chip shop. 456 more words


they, too, know death

Samhain (Hallowe’en) sunset at Croagh Cove, Mizen, west Cork.

“The fairies, they say are not immortal, they, too, know death, and the music that went over the house on the island that night was a lament for one of the fairy host that had died and was carried to this island for burial.”
Robin Flower, The Western Island (1944)

West Cork


Haw: blood of the Fates, pricked when they spin the threads of life and death. They have come to thrive in hedges, where they straddle the boundaries between worlds. 18 more words


Thinking about the lionhearted

Today I am thinking about the lovely Hawthorn. We are lucky enough to have three or four on our property.

This trees offers up its leaves, flowers and berries as medicine for the heart, matters of the heart, and the circulatory system. 319 more words

The Old Grey Man of Lancashire

He wears twigs for antlers,
a long wolfish face
and smile or grimace
trapped somewhere between.

His coat is staring and grey
as something dead for years. 236 more words