We haven't walked recently - a fall has slowed John down - but his son Ruari came over from Luxembourg with his family, and were a delight in the wood. Such fine young energy, physical and quick and affectionate. An unusual night and morning at the cabin.
With a cold east wind and no rain, dried cracking earth, I walk the land. What the fuck am I doing, I know nothing about land, why didn't I make a spare bedroom? is a thought, then land, ancient, primal, nature, wait until it teaches you, comes next. Yesterday I walked the land and examined… Continue reading Land and weeds
Recorded April 2022. From documentation provided by Lisa Simmonds. Horse Chestnut Corner of Quay Street and Blyth news adjacent to Lovewell Blake.Planted 1930's for silver jubilee of King George V and Queen Mary. Replaced! Box Elder 1992 Planted in celebration of the 40th anniversary of the accession to the thrown of her majesty Queen Elizabeth… Continue reading Halesworth Memorial/TPO Trees
As part of the as yet unwritten years resolutions, to get out more and see what others are doing, I went to see Andy Barsham at his work in Haley Wood. I'd been trying and failing for 3 years. It is a good 1.5 hours drive to get to the woodland, close to Saffron Waldon.… Continue reading Geeting out – Haley Wood to see Andy
A program in Melbourne, Australia, tracks every public tree — and even gives each an email address
Reforestation in Turkey over 45 years
The raw sadness of MJ permeates the land, my being, the missing of a faithful friend. Cigarette rolled, it and candle lit I await the body of a beloveddog, Jal, the constant friend of MJI saw them first walking down the thoroughfareA joy in her face, a hessian rope leadmatching her braided dreadlock hairHe'd just… Continue reading Jal
Yesterday, I returned to the dead swan. Jo had found it caught up in the reeds at the Park and gave it to me, knowing Mell and Forest School interested in this sort of thing. The sheer beauty of it, stopped me for quite some time, before I got out my knife, felt for the… Continue reading Swan