danger

October 30, 2014 § 8 Comments

20060104_d3e_28547 fb1 fieldmouse leaping over snow 2005dec28_03-38-44(r+mb id@576)

a wild leap

across

the

frozen

stream-

the pike stirs beneath

~

Image courtesy Roy and Marie Battell

fleeting

October 28, 2014 § 11 Comments

autumn_leaf_texture_by_thiselectricheart

 

shades

of

rainbow

on

a

dying

maple

leaf-

a butterfly sunbathes

~

20061004_d10_20060921_1526_010 red admiral butterfly on apple (web crop)(r+mb id@576)

Most of the leaves are turning now, but not many have fallen despite the strong winds. Yesterday was one of those generous and mild autumn days which I could not ignore. Sitting under the apple tree, I saw faint movement among the fallen fruit: a perfect and brand new Red Admiral flapped it’s wings as it sipped on the sweet juice. Full of life, and sunbathing in October…

I wish I had taken the leaf photo…

The image is courtesy thiselectricheart.com

a single moment

October 27, 2014 § 10 Comments

il_340x270.595402063_ag1u

a chopin nocturne

through

half

open

shutters -

unexpected tears

~

Photographer unknown, but thank you anyway.

a mirage of summer

October 26, 2014 § 12 Comments

 

DSC_0018

Just a photo

Chives (Allium schoenoprasum)

waiting

October 23, 2014 § 20 Comments

Yesterday I went to visit a beautiful house that is soon to go for auction. It’s called River Farm. As I knew I would, I fell in love. The old man who lived there, a well known naturalist, had recently died. The seventeenth century house was run down, the gardens wonderfully unkempt. As I pushed my way through the undergrowth towards the river, a female fallow deer stepped towards me. She had been waiting. She checked my hands, my pockets, my smell – then, certain I was not who she had been waiting for, disappeared into the mist…

shenandoh-foggy-forest_2083_600x450

 

 

 the old man’s deer waits

on

the

edge

of

the

forest-

tomorrow church bells

~

 

 

Image courtesy Getty Images

otherworldly

October 20, 2014 § 10 Comments

Early-Morning-on-the-Bure-Horning-250x190

wherry at first light…

almost

an

apparition -

my dog breathes deep

~

The wherry is a traditional wooden boat that carried cargo and passengers in Norfolk rivers. One or two of them are still around. Painting courtesy David Dane

pastoral

October 18, 2014 § 6 Comments

DSC_0038

drifts of flowers dance

to the sunday morning bells -

river

slowly

flows

~

 

 

Talking about silence

October 17, 2014 § 2 Comments

Originally posted on valeriedavies:

100_0542

A friend went for a happy break away with distant family, and returned home to find the bliss of silence awaiting her. She shared it with her readers, the deep need for solitude and silence, and how simply being with her plants, communing with her creatures, savouring the long views, the huge skies, and never speaking a word, she felt restored and at ease with herself.

Her readers, a band of like minds, responded that silence and solitude were necessities in their lives too. We discovered that we were not strange, we were not eccentric recluses, but that we were all strangely normal !

I thought about this, and realised that this group of women who had responded had probably reached that point in life when we want to experience our Hestia natures. Hestia was the Greek Goddess of the hearth and in her wonderful book, ‘The Goddesses in Everywoman

View original 1,239 more words

aconite

October 16, 2014 § 8 Comments

DSC_0043

perfect blue

of

the

deadly

monkshood-

that first frost

~

seed

October 15, 2014 § 23 Comments

 

calm-before-storm-1

each violent gust

blows more dandelion seeds

into the unknown

~

 

 

 

Image courtesy John Lund/Riser/Getty Images

Writes of Way

words on walking

Daniel Greenwood

The river is all I can hear

The Nature of the Hills

Exploring my little piece of the planet

farmhouse stories

life in the slow lane

East of Elveden

Hidden places, secret histories and unsung geography from the east of England and beyond

The EarthLines Review

The culture of nature

dianajhale

Recent work and work in progress and anything else that interests me

reading history in the green spaces of berlin

a blog about local plants, their fascinating histories and myriad uses

Thomas Peace

Holistic Meanderings

Darwin on the rocks and around the world

Photography and travel blog

Notes from Near and Far

Impressions of Place, by Julian Hoffman

Aunt Beulah

living well to age well

Words on a blackboard

In a world of poems, words steal love and put it on a blackboard

danmillerinpanama

Dan Miller's blog

valeriedavies

Author of The Sound of Water and other books

I.J. Keddie

Poet (of sorts). I'm hiding behind your curtains.

Ethereal Nature

The interface of the metaphysical, the physical, and the cultural

This and That Continued

Jenny Diski - Writing and stuff.

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 459 other followers

%d bloggers like this: