Afternoodle lovelies, how are you? I've had my head down writing or looking up, enjoying the blue sky. It's gorgeous to hear birds chirping. Weather and lifting of restrictions this week, has meant sunshine and more time in the garden. The sweet scent of Spring is like catnip for inspiration. I've been creating a download … Continue reading Lately…
The decorations are up, the candles lit. It is one month to the Solstice, so this is my last post of 2020. I'm digging in with writing, studies and a simpler schedule, ready to embrace the festivities and reflection of the season. As I wrote to a friend the other day, who was apologising for … Continue reading Wintering
Going with the flow, being "in flow". I love the tangible point that it places me in; a sense of where I am, like maps in market squares with an arrow - even as I'm swept along - not always sure of the destination. This also happens when I play. I improvised on an Alto … Continue reading You Are Here
Nature offers inspiration to fortify, in readiness for the colder, darker months ahead. Below are 6 ways that nature inspires me to deepen my connection with it. These actions serve as an ongoing journey in lightening impact and increasing self-reliance. They have enabled me, even when experiencing ill health, a hectic month or stress, to … Continue reading Simple Acts of Nature
It's been a while since I did an Into Nature entry... I've ventured to local hills in recent months. With their popularity growing as the sun brightened towards midsummer, I've wandered some heathland that's new to me. Ramblers and dog walkers are tiny specks of colour in the distance. The expanse draws me in each … Continue reading Wanderings (Into Nature)
Summer has become a friend, in recent months. It's provided a sunlit haven as we continue studies and projects; while maintaining contact with loved ones. I'm fortunate to live near much of my immediate family, so baked goods dropped at doorsteps and video chats, have provided relief. Habits we've had since moving in, back in … Continue reading Long Are The Days
SPIRALS - a collection of poetry, is out now! It is 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!
Into the woods, go we three... I set out for a walk with family, in the grounds of Packwood House, Warwickshire. Restless, we slip between others enjoying the reviving cool of the parkland expanse. Mist is still rising off the fields on arrival. The clink of crockery in the cafe falls away as we take … Continue reading January (Into Nature)