The Gilded Wood

There are wonders to be found In a gilded wood Damp in melted frost, Awash with ancient sunshine, Alive with the chattering rush of squirrels, The honking goose, Birdsong of a thousand melodies, The subtle crunch of damp leaves And hidden bogs of sucking mud. My breath rises […]

Blaze of Glory 2017

Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower. – Albert Camus I’ve a streaming head cold today… but this did not stop me from pulling over to take a quick stroll through Hodgemore Woods. We have had the most gorgeous autumn here in Buckinghamshire, with […]

Fallacy

The gold-eyed serpent JEALOUSY (Author and architect of fallacy) Hears what she wishes, Seeks proof to her claims, Fashions guilt from innocence, Slanders. Maims. Reputations lie wounded. She has blood in her teeth – She bites at scabs And licks underneath. She is right and correct To rip […]

The Madness of Mother Hen

There comes a day in the life of every chicken owner when they realise that the rumours they have heard circulating for years are, in fact, true. Those whispered comments and raised eyebrows one received when regaling her friends with tales (always wildly fascinating) of severed fingers and […]

Aglow

My response to this week’s WP Photo Challenge, Glow. Sunset a couple of nights ago, when HH and I were sharing a couple beers after a long and productive day renovating our barn. Seriously, I could post one of these sunset pics every few days, the view is […]