Two by two by two


Here’s a random thought. Standing doing the ironing, I had one of those delightful streams of thought, which has the freedom to roam because my body is routinely occupied, but my mind can go anywhere. Standing on two feet, I can iron with ease. From experience, I know that only one foot would be much … Read more

The natural diversity of life


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 … Read more