Tag Archives: stillness

After the Winter of Discontent comes the Promise of Spring

Reaching my favourite sheltered spot, I sit in the sun, gazing southwards across the river, whilst all around me woodland birds are singing… … joyfully oblivious to the dull roar of traffic over the bridge, and the ever-present threat of … Continue reading

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Bickleton Wood: A breath of fresh air

Yesterday, to Bickleton Wood – a clear crisp day after a lot of dull very cold weather. It was sunny, with just a slight sharp breeze under the trees. I walked into the stillness. Gradually the noise of ‘civilisation’ in … Continue reading

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Thomas Köner – Novaya Zemlya 1

Somehow the sound gives form to the utter silence. I feel the depths of my heart beginning to crack like thick ice, and the faintest stirrings of memory. My attention is gripped by the simplicity of the screen image.  Aeons … Continue reading

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Horses and Ponies and Wintery Winds

Drive, not walk, to the coastal grasslands and mudflats of Northam Burrows. I am restless and frustrated: generally disconnected, and in a turbulent mood, like the weather. Need to get there quick. At the gateway, is a group of horses … Continue reading

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