The Time Between

November's final days have brought rain. Elsewhere in the country, people are losing homes and possessions to flooding. Here, in my corner of the fens, the rain is less dramatic, just a steady, incessant drizzle. A background drumbeat sounding the passing days of Autumn and the oncoming dark of Winter. As the year draws to... Continue Reading →

Awaiting Autumn

It's hot. In fact, my part of the country has had record-breaking temperatures, including the hottest temperature ever recorded in the UK...ever. On a broader scale, the world is on fire. Literally, there are fires raging from the Amazon to the Arctic. This is the new normal, this is climate change revealed, and it's scary... Continue Reading →

The Season of Letting Go

The temperatures are still hovering around the level expected for late summer during the day, but in the early mornings and evenings there is a chill in the air. The first leaves are turning yellow and orange, and beginning to fall. The old willow tree in the garden is well into its shedding, scattering small... Continue Reading →

Alban Elfed: Autumn Equinox

"Where are the songs of spring? Ay, Where are they?  Think not of them, thou hast thy music too,— While barred clouds bloom the soft-dying day,  And touch the stubble-plains with rosy hue" - John Keats "To Autumn" The Autumn Equinox, the second time in the year that day and night are (roughly) equal, usually... Continue Reading →

Friday Foraging 4

It's Friday, which means another forage through the undergrowth to bring back freshly harvested links of interest, but which I haven't the time to write a full response to. In The Guardian, author Philip Pullman has an amazing piece on The Limits of Reason and why we believe in magic. It's a long read, but... Continue Reading →

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