Courage to face the line

26 Sep 2020

The lovely people with whom I share a Friday lunchtime call – the Polar Bears co-working group from The Creative’s Workshop – have often explored the lines we draw. Yesterday we yet again visited the question of boundaries. Lines that give us a healthy frame for what we do. And the lines we need to […]

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A beautiful gift

25 Sep 2020

This is an occasion when ‘painting with words and light’ that the light has it. A gift to me of sunlight and sight at the brook yesterday. And my gift to you from the valley today. Enjoy.

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24 Sep 2020

Each day is a new start. Even if the trend isn’t in the direction we would like, each morning is a new opportunity. We can choose to look down. Or look up. And notice the abundance.

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Jewels in the stream

23 Sep 2020

Strolling down to the brook, not expecting much and finding abundance. Acorns, the kernels of future majesty, arrayed like colourful pearls beneath the flowing stream. Touched in the late sunlight like a Cezanne. From beneath the vegetation canopy, a Kingfisher burst forth in a streak of azure brilliance. Just seen out of the corner of […]

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The natural diversity of life

22 Sep 2020

Everywhere I look in nature: diversity is flourishing. Trees are turning out their autumnal livery in different ways and at different stages. And the variety and complementarity of this glorious array are inspiring. The only part of the valley that does not display this as beautifully is where a monoculture of conifers was planted years […]

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In the early rays of autumn

21 Sep 2020

It’s hard to capture the nutty smells of early autumn. Or the warm ripeness of plump blackberries after they’ve been basking in the sun. And the shafts of light, lower in the clear sky, that pick out the rich colours we only see at this time of year. Yet it is this time, now, for […]

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