Autumn Reflections

Sea Holly, Eryngium maritimum

Sea Holly, Eryngium maritimum All at once summer collapsed into fall - Oscar Wilde How you view the autumn depends whether you see the edge of summer exploding into celebratory firework display of red and gold, gently declining into a melancholia of mists and mellow fruitfulness or a clarion call to prepare for the coming… Continue reading Autumn Reflections

Surving the wulf-monath and the return of Pollyanna and the muse

January, a time for new beginnings and transition, derives its name Ianuarius from the Latin word for door (ianua) and not necessarily from the Roman god Janus. I also like the alternative Saxon name of Wulf-monath, which conjures a much more northern vision of the cold, hard, first month of the year. Here on the… Continue reading Surving the wulf-monath and the return of Pollyanna and the muse

Stormy Seas, Serpents and Shipwrecks

.... the call of the running tide Is a wild call and a clear call that may not be denied; And all I ask is a windy day with the white clouds flying, And the flung spray and the blown spume, and the sea-gulls crying. Sea Fever - John Masefield (1878-1967) Storms, shipwrecks and sea… Continue reading Stormy Seas, Serpents and Shipwrecks