Here and Now What better role model of this mindful principle than your dog? Eyes, nose, ears, body, motion, breath, terrain – all as one – one experience. No thought of yesterday, no dream of […]
Some more rain today, mizzle changing into light rain with the occasional heavy shower… … what’s happening to me? So very British, going on about the weather! Walking the dog remains an essential and welcome […]
Sometimes, even I have to admit that it is a little bit unpleasant outdoors. Like today. I walked out with heavy rain and wind on my back and returned walking into it. A couple of […]
A grey drizzly January day in Cornwall and yet, nature is preparing for the coming season.
Have you ever noticed the black columns of smoke rising to the sky in rural England on a Saturday evening? Saturday is burning day for waste that isn’t legal to burn: bailing plastic, tyres, feed […]
The subtle scent and bright yellow of the witch hazel in my garden is always a cheerful boost in mid-January, the (apparently) longest and darkest of months. This year, it is doubly welcome!!!
Caradon Hill is just about 7 miles from my parish, and what’s good enough for Boris is good enough for me (well, I’ll restrict that to distance permitted to venture from home during lockdown, nothing […]
There are some good things about winter. One is that you don’t have to get up at 4:30 to see a great sunrise. And during lockdown, all is quiet at 7:30. Beautiful!
Spring is on its way, even if the cold, damp, grey weather doesn’t make it feel like spring. This is Cornwall!
The winter canopy of the little stands of woodland trees we planted in 1996. Not that long ago and already strong and tall, providing habitat for birds and insects, bats and more, storing carbon, producing […]