Back on Dartmoor! The expanse of valleys and tors, a distant glimmer of the sea. What a treat! An ancient stand of oak amidst boulders, moss and lichen. The call of a cockoo. Swathes, no, […]
A shard of pottery in a field reminds me of something in the history of the valley I live in. Market gardening in the Tamar Valley (Devon and Cornwall, UK) has a rich tradition of […]
My friends Kai, Kodai and Gen Benjamin of Varied Heights wrote and recorded a ‘food for thought’ song on the current global situation. Check it out here: LOCK(DOWN/UP) – Original Songhttps://youtu.be/HT5WZXT5EGg
Happy fetching a stick out of a cool stream. So simple. Just living the moment. Lockdown has forced (most of) us to simplify our lives. Bare essentials. For some, less than that. Is there, among […]
transformation matter and energy cycling sustainability physics – chemistry – biology – ecology NATURE beautiful!
Transformation: giving up petals producing fruit growing and maturing and a different kind of beauty emerges.
Sourdough bread is really easy to make and, contrary to a lot of recipes on the internet, does NOT have to mean that you are wasting resources by throwing away half your starter each time […]
Today, my walk took me along an abandoned road – locally, it’s called ‘the old road’ and it was closed a couple of decades ago, when a straighter, broader, faster road was built in the […]
What a perfect place to lie down in the grass and daydream…and when I open my eyes again, what I see is splendid: delicate young leaves and flowers on strong branches of an old oak […]
The apple blossom in our orchard is a wonderful time. Today, it is just beginning: buds of early varieties in full bloom, others opening, later ones still tight. But I close my eyes and memories […]