TodayI am gratefulTo youFull Moon and North Wind for showing yourselves. And I am still grateful for the fingerless gloves which were a glorious giftKnitted for me in soft moss-green wool and repaired with silver green around the thumb-holes. Also I am grateful forThe Christmas cake recipe given to me a long time agoWhich I […]
A short audio recording from the beach at Amroth, Christmas day. Tide coming up to meet the tiny stones, salt air in the nose, sea soft like a mirror, sun coming through the clouds low and gold, woman paddling an inflatable surf board with her greyhound. Us sitting on a wall, drinking tea from separate […]
Mynydd Llangyndeyrn was misted low into cloud with Westerly sideways-driving rain yesterday evening. No sunset, no once-in-a-lifetime astronomy event, no birds or animals to be seen or heard, only the chance to feel the air, to become cold and wet, to listen to the rain, and to watch the evening greying down to dimness and […]
Hope is also a verb, an action, (not a thing that you feel)and this means that it is on a different axis to optimism and pessimism (and also anxiety) –to my mind, this distinction is important to notice and pay attention to, here in the dark months.
These photographs are taken with a mobile phone camera this evening on Mynydd Llangyndeyrn. In digital photography, something called ‘noise’ appears in photographs taken at low light levels, making the image grainy. What we are seeing as graininess is randomness in the image. Either the constantly present randomness in photography – a question of which […]
Exploring hope again. So I am continuing work on my essay, writing about hope in the work of visual artists, but I’m also thinking about hope in my own work. How that might be. I have started a short writing workshop , and have been introduced to a powerful poem by Denise Levertov, ‘For the […]
sounds of this evening, light rain, tide out, birds sounds and river
Gathering my thoughts in the woods today, also seeing and hearing interesting things