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Moss, gorse and woodland skills

It was a chilly Sunday morning when the delightful assistants ventured out before lunch, taking advantage of a bit of sunshine and calm conditions to get some exercise outdoors. 245 more words


Childhood memory - haibun for dVerse.

I am a whimsical child. I read fairy tales long after I should have left them behind. I like the quirky and fantastical. I adventure with hobbits and walk with elves, dream of dragons and strange, gnarled creatures living among tree roots. 300 more words


Winter Gorse

soaking up the sun
winter gorse lights the hillside
spikes guard the glory


like a stonechat on a furze bush

I got up quite late but I was unusually fired up once I got going. Maybe it was coffee, or perhaps a sugar hit from all the Christmas chocolate… 203 more words


A start and stop day

Today’s guest picture is another from Mike and Alison’s New Zealand adventure.  Mike thought correctly that it might warm me up.  He tells me that it shows Mapua with Rabbit Island in the background. 720 more words


Books of the Year 2016

Transit, by Rachel Cusk (Jonathan Cape)

I loved Outline, and I love this, its sequel and the second in a projected trilogy. Transit shares with the earlier book its dispassionate writer-narrator, Faye, and a super-cool novelistic intelligence, and the simple but effective premise that Faye narrates her dull, everyday encounters – with her ex, her hairdresser, her Albanian builder and others ­– without explicitly ever giving her side of the conversation. 2,236 more words


Lessons from a Gorse bush

Ever since I got given the Gorse Ogham few at Druid Camp in August, this spiky little shrub has been teaching me lessons.

Gorse ( 506 more words