A narrow country lane like this invites us to adventure. It would have have been a delightful place for a leisurely walk with John Clare. Continue reading “A Country Lane with John Clare”
It’s time to visit our spring woods. ‘Past thought miracles are there and beyond numbers’ waiting for us to enjoy their ‘charms to sweeten solitude‘.
A quiet spot on the Essex coastal marshes, where time seems to stand still, raises the question—where is the source of true power? Continue reading “On the Essex Marshes”
Are there any wild places left in our over-populated islands? Robert Macfarlane’s book ‘Wild Places’ shows that there are indeed. In fact they’re everywhere. Continue reading “Wild Places”
What is it that links landscape so closely with the human heart? We’re all aware of a ‘sense of place’ at times, but which is too deep for words. Continue reading “A Sense of Place”
Suddenly my attention is caught by this scene outside the window. I stop work and look out in wonder upon this fantastic display. Continue reading “Watching the Clouds”
What draws the crowds to the Lake District? If you’ve ever been there you’ll know. But leave the car and the tourists and start climbing into the fells. You’ll soon find yourself alone walking where Wordsworth walked and sharing his thoughts so beautifully expressed in his poetry.