Category Archives: Seasons

One walk, many skies

It was one of those bright and reasonably warm February afternoons where the sun is acute and golden in a bright blue sky yet it was already working on producing some wonderful contrast, whipping up clouds into monumental formations, sculpting … Continue reading

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Winter light

For some time now, like one of those playful little projects saved up for nothing but the enjoyment of doing them, I’d been meaning to compile a video made up my of all the tiny snippets of footage of winter … Continue reading

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The winter garden

A garden I know so well, from a different season…and here it was, dressed up in its winter clothing. There’s something eerily magical about a sleeping garden in mid winter; you can almost sense all that latent energy pulled deep … Continue reading

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When time stood still in Provence…

We knew we were in France again as soon as we started seeing the electricity pylons that look like giant cats with whiskers. The second clue was the distinctive jingle that always plays (loudly) out of the French railway station … Continue reading

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Summer solstice

As I’m sure I’ve shared before, I love to observe the solstices and equinoxes in particular ways but the summer solstice has to be my favourite of them all; a high pinacle of light before the steady shortening of days. … Continue reading

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Natural exuberance

I’ve come to discover that every day and each and every experience contains a handful of gifts but my walk the other morning felt like it contained so many fistfuls of them that I had to laugh, not least because … Continue reading

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Rebirthing

Towards the end of last year, which felt like a giant’s step forward and dusting-down-yawn-stretch in the journey of me, I started on a new painting; had a canvas specially made to the size I wanted, knowing just what I … Continue reading

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Threading light

In late October’s stormy darkness, my family and I carved out a few days in Cornwall, travelling there the day after ‘the big storm’ rampaged across the UK, flattening trees and causing havoc and yet there was also, for me, … Continue reading

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Full-spectrum living

Yesterday was one of those dark dark winter days…the kind where it never quite seems to get light and today (at first glance towards the window) promises to be even more so as I can hear, even before I open … Continue reading

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The creator space

When I was out walking this morning, a pair of red kites came down very low and one came so close, hovering directly above me, that I jokingly thought he might want to pick me up and take me up … Continue reading

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