Browsing All posts tagged under »birds«

Lady of the Mountain

August 24, 2012

0

O ROWAN tree, O rowan tree! thou’lt aye be dear to me! Intwined thou art wi’ mony ties o’ hame and infancy. Thy leaves were aye the first o’ spring, thy flowers the simmer’s pride; There was na sic a bonnie tree in a’ the country side. Carolina Oliphant It is late August on Dartmoor […]

Small things

July 14, 2012

0

“For each of our actions there are only consequences.” James Lovelock Today it rains and it has been this way for three months. It is cold too. Millions of singular raindrops combining into one great deluge that never seems to end. Of course, if you live in the UK, you will already know this. Know […]

Consider the ravens

June 16, 2012

0

“Consider the ravens. They neither sow nor reap, they have neither storehouse nor barn, and yet God feeds them” Luke 12.24 Taking this advice, it is hard, in modern culture, to travel far past two dark thoughts about ravens. Both, like Jesus’ intonation to his disciples, placed upon the unfortunate bird by man. First, I […]

Are we there yet?

March 10, 2012

0

‘ Sometimes I go about in pity for myself, and all the while a great wind is bearing me across the sky.’  Ojibwa saying. Follow your bliss. Easy. No? How many forgotten paths I wonder already lay scattered around in the wasteland of our pasts? Laying discarded and slowly turning back to dust. Were any […]

A door.

December 31, 2011

0

A new year looks to you. It spies you hard through the keyhole. An innocent eye trying to work out what you have planned. Christmas excess, the darkness of winter and the innocence of that new years young face moves us. It inspires new actions, plans, escape, change. Resolution. A time for firm decisions and […]

An unsilent spring.

May 20, 2011

0

Rachel Carson’s ecological catastrophe has not come to pass in rural France. As the last month of spring approaches the songbirds continue to proclaim their ongoing presence. Man has certainly intruded on natures space in the Limousin, however, for now the two worlds are still in balance. In places nature is even reversing the trend. […]