A tale of 2 kitties (and the wonder of human kindness)
We found a stray kitten at the weekend…listen to the story of the rescue and a tale of human kindness
Photography – The slow art of attention and intention
I take photos, lots of them, these days, who doesn’t?
I download them at the end of every month, back them up and at the end of a year make a photobook of the best ones. I love being able to share and post photos and to be able to take ridiculous moments as they … Read more
See and Be
My cat is teaching me to see and be.
At first a clumsy-clothed giant,
he has taught me to kneel
how to make myself disappear
At first nothing but the wallpaper rustle of wind in leaves,
until I follow
his arrow-yellow eyes
and see this … Read more
I gather in
after the winter’s stone,
I gather mugwort from the village roads.
Feathered purple sage,
thyme’s purple flowers
and parsley’s drooping stars,
hang in my kitchen,
to save the scents of summer,
against the winter chills.
I gather the pearl-grey down
on the dappled morning… Read more
I always felt wrong.
I haven’t gone up the ladder of promotion,
the uni-linear path to success and approval.
I don’t have ‘a thing’.
If you ask me what I do,
I don’t know where to start.
If you ask me about my relationships,
I don’t know how to answer.
I never know… Read more
Time has passed
The damson tree which has my back,
Used to be Zap,
My first and most beloved dog who walked,
through death and childbirth,
Loyally at my feet.
The soaring fir trees were neat eggs of topiary,
The lawn was a productive vegetable bed.
The shelves I clear
As I leave
22 years behind… Read more