Tend to your own patch – Wendell Berry

The Peace of Wild Things” Written and read by Wendell BerryListen When despair for the world grows in meand I wake in the night at the least soundin fear of what my life and my children’s lives may be,I go and lie down where the wood drakerests in his beauty on the water, and the great Read more about Tend to your own patch – Wendell Berry[…]

Purple and Orange

Here is midsummer. The time of purple and orange. Out of a Jurassic forest of foliage rise the polemonium spears. holding aloft their beautiful-blue purple flower clusters. While pink-purple rockets burst forth on the buddleia bush. And Orange hawkbit waft their devil’s paintbrushes highamong the tall spears of lucifers Crosimia and the low snaking tendrils Read more about Purple and Orange[…]

The Return

For a moment we hover at the Peak, the pinnacle, the turning point. And then the seasons turn once more. The sun begins to waneImperceptibly at first, the morning and then the evening, quietly begin to draw in. The slow descent into winter begins. So here we are. The hum of the distant motorway is Read more about The Return[…]

Midsummer

Pollination – Declare and Share – Union Purple and Orangealchemy & devilment. Here is midsummer.The time of purple and orange.Out of a Jurassic forest of foliage rise the polemonium spears.holding aloft their beautiful-blue purple flower clusters.While pink-purple rockets burst forth on the buddleia bush.And Orange hawkbit waft their devil’s paintbrushes highamong the tall spears of Read more about Midsummer[…]

June in the garden

https://www.sarahraven.com/articles/june-in-the-garden.htm june in the gardenJune is a wonderful time in the garden, flowers are starting to appear in abundance and there’s plenty to harvest in the veg patch. Keep on top of supporting your plants and keep an eye out for cold nights at this time of year as some plants will still need plenty Read more about June in the garden[…]

Love Poem

The shiny striped bark of the wild cherry. The furry moss covered trunk of the Ash, solid and sturdy,yet still moved by the wind breath. The supple straight stem of the Chinese Handkerchief tree. Davidia involucrata Bens coming of age tree, rising into proud adolescence. The smell of the air, the earth still damp beneath Read more about Love Poem[…]

From the Heart of the World. The Elder Brother’s warning

The Kogi (/ˈkoʊɡi/ KOH-gee), or Cogui, or Kágaba, meaning “jaguar” in the Kogi language,[2] are an indigenous ethnic group that live in the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta mountains in northern Colombia. Their civilization has continued since the Pre-Columbian era. https://bookishnature.wordpress.com/tag/james-lovelock/ Rodriguez – Crucify your mind. Was it a huntsman or a playerThat made you pay the costThat now assumes relaxed positionsAnd prostitutes your loss?Were you Read more about From the Heart of the World. The Elder Brother’s warning[…]