Sunday, 7 December 2014

❤❤ 91 years

 not so good on her feet
she said it was reading and doing crosswords
that kept her brain sharp
along with family, laughter and friends
my dear old Nan
now at rest 

Saturday, 11 October 2014

⚐⚑ what lies beneath

gathering at the Fishermans Chapel
from many corners 
a talk by Graham Harwood on the impact of shipping 
and other environmental hazards
on the delicate ecosystem along the Thames Estuary 
once a landfill site but now marshland
and Essex Wildlife Trust nature reserve
taking water samples 
measuring air quality and ambient sound
hooking up a geiger counter to an iphone
how blue is the sky with a
as a drone flew above our heads
samphire, mugwort, fennel, wild apples, blackberries
a veritable feast for foragers
collating information
geotagging images
making a digital map 
the citizens data of historic detritus 
a base line beginning as the shipping lanes grow

Saturday, 4 October 2014

♣ green eyes

this tiny propeller plane
took us to Ireland for the day

to inspect some equipment
in the hospital that was 'nun run'
Bono's kids had been born there
the taxi driver told us
you can't go to Dublin without visiting 
a swift half pint
watching dapper men
shirts tucked in
flaked paint and the smell of ale
then home again

Saturday, 6 September 2014

☼ best days

 before the children broke up for their
Summer holidays
I visited my good friend Suzie
and her family in the 
South of France
a highlight in my year has been going to the
caves of Niaux with her
an other worldly experience
magical, breathtaking 
eating the biggest platter of vegetarian 
deliciousness at the Jardin en Ville 
bathing in beautiful light
this is the first Summer I have spent alone
and I admit 
it's very lonely
and the light doesn't always shine 

Tuesday, 26 August 2014

☼ established

 as I walk my path each day
my garden 

pentax spotmatic II
kodak ektar 100

Saturday, 23 August 2014

➢➣ althorne to burnham

more images from our walk
through wheatfields
where Althorne Creek meets the River Crouch
stopping at the 'cliffs'
 a cup of tea while the tide is out
landslips reveal fossils
big skies
birds call
the gentle sound of water

Sunday, 17 August 2014

☄ where the wind blows

sometimes you just have to get out 
and walk it off
from Althorne to Burnham-on-Crouch
along the coastal path
photo by my sweet friend who wore unsuitable footwear