Today I'm launching SPIRALS - a collection of poetry, featuring words devoted to science, love, nature, the abstract, the sacred and sublime. Read them aloud, in a whisper, to a friend or lover, into the wind, under a tree. Let the words carry you deeper within or towards the sky. Wherever your heart roams. These … Continue reading Launching SPIRALS!
A recent walk to the local hills... I've been coming to this place since I could walk. On this occasion, I ventured in a direction I hadn't been in years. The scent of Scots Pine and shapeshifting clouds accompanied the stiff breeze that ran through drifting grasses. Heathers trembled, in a sweep of purple, as … Continue reading To the Hills!
Commitment and contribution are BIG words... great and wonderful things. When they are put into action in a way that honours the person (and their journey), they feel in tune with the Earth. Our existence in itself is a contribution. There are days of doing more, yet achieving less, moments of fruition and quiet days; where … Continue reading Love Note – June
I've been visiting other places with my notebook over the last month. Observing different sounds and watching fields of movement, instead of flowers. There's so much to see. All those tiny moments of life that have us slipping into reverie. Between drafting paragraphs for my current project, odd moments slip between what I'm doing. A … Continue reading Field Note – March
Happy New Year! Going forward, life is all about nature and creativity. I'm spending my time writing, walking, drumming, reading, meditating and exploring new places. Here's a recent venture into the woods... I set out for a walk with family, in the grounds of Packwood House, Warwickshire. Restless and eager to rinse off the festive … Continue reading Field Notes – January
I love wandering along a coastline, to bathe in the expanse... It is one of my favourite forms of self-care. Whatever the weather, it always inspires... Wherever you're wandering and whatever you're creating... ...enjoy the expanse. Louise Online: Twitter and Instagram Email: email@example.com Subscribe for project news All photos copyright © Louise Ann … Continue reading Big Expanse
Following on from my previous post, Contribution, here are 8 ways to collaborate with others, within community: Do something calming or creative to manage stress (walking or singing) Renew or learn new skills (such as first aid or preserving) Daily self-care to increase strength (like running or yoga) Cluster errands/task, when possible, to reduce consumption of … Continue reading Collaboration
In another research post, I share my photos of West Kennet longbarrow and Sidbury hill in Wiltshire and Pentre Ifan in Pembrokeshire. The deep blue of the sky on a clear day is wonderful. The black mountain is framed by the Pentre Ifan burial chamber. Buttercups and gorse in golden bloom quiver in the wind, … Continue reading Memory Stones
Nature is threading change into our days, with the seasons. Here are some ways to adapt and improve upon current living situations: Growing, harvesting/preserving food Planting trees, particularly fruit-bearing Re-purposing items and waste where possible Adding feeders/water tables/shelter for wildlife Clearing gutters, drains and soak-aways regularly Collecting leaves and composting to improve soil quality Securing … Continue reading Contribution
Here are some photos I took, when exploring Stone Henge and Avebury, in Wiltshire. I love the atmosphere of wandering these places. It unravels the knots of modern life and gives chase to your imagination. The play of light is one of my favourite aspects of a stone circle. The changeling weather provides a mysterious aspect. … Continue reading Sacred Spaces
Some stanzas on the reviving properties of nature... Gone the brain slump Soul cramp ceases Trees offer reprieve Far from the clusterfunk Feels good to see People as rainbows I taste each moment There are galaxies in my cup I listen closely Earth whispers This extract is from a poetry collection I'm launching in the … Continue reading Earth Whispers
A piece I've written of my grandmother is featured in She Who Knows - a magazine that honours the feminine and nature. Helmed by Cheryl Tipple-Trepat and Isabella Lazlo, it is packed with content by a diverse community of artists, writers and illustrators. Below is an extract from the piece... "The wildness pulls at me; tugging at … Continue reading Winter Wisdom
Many inspiring things are happening in the world. I enjoy being informed and inspired. Positive News is a current affairs magazine, led by Sean Dagan-Wood. I followed its stories for a while and became a community co-owner. Each issue covers a multitude of topics; delivering constructive and diverse news on many subjects. It is refreshing to … Continue reading Positive
Another extract: "The air we breathe, the ground beneath, the water that surrounds touches all. Awoken by sunlight, we grow together. From mineral or mountain, leaf or bud. Formed in veins, stretching in strata. Wherever we go is home - in our bones. Life bends, bows, decays and grows. Of blood, star, marrow and memory. … Continue reading Home
Here is another extract that is part of a larger collection, I hope you enjoy it: "Days spent in words and nature. Leaves unfurl, flowers bloom and pens die. Comes the morning and the sun. Words and weeds are dug. This is where magic happens. Plot twists, new shoots, wild green. Plant seeds and murmuring lips. … Continue reading Dig In