In this brief review of Anna Pavord’s book about celebrating the British landscape we look through the eyes of painters, ploughmen and rural writers at how we have viewed our countryside over the centuries and the importance of our own Local Place.Continue reading “Celebrating the British Landscape”
This time I’m relishing September’s late summer reverie of golden glory with the first hints of autumn; thinking of those Michaelmas Angels; finding great wisdom in Alice in Wonderland and expecting some surprises.Continue reading “September”
As Autumn arrives on our local Arun river the wind whispering in the riverside grasses is telling a story. Ratty from ‘Wind in the Willows’ is hearing it too. Continue reading “Autumn Arrives on the Arun”
Though the poets and writers eulogise about the colours of autumn, in fact this show of arboreal fireworks in the trees and woods is all too soon over. Much of what is left after Bonfire night’s excitement can be a rather damp and dismal affair. With the sombre mood following Remembrance Day, matched with the colder misty mornings and sunless days, the approach of winter is not readily welcomed. Unlike our friends in the USA with their ‘Thanksgiving Day’ celebrations, November in the UK is not a favourite month for many.