Monthly Archives: October 2012

Quiet Afternoon

A grey afternoon. Quiet. An hour or two of stillness, though elsewhere on our planet a ferocious storm rages. But here a  gentleness is in the air, and in it an elusive foreshadowing of Spring,  as we dip further into … Continue reading

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Speaking of Life

I say in my About section that this blog, among other things, includes occasional reflections on being old. Being old has to involve looking back and, for me, taking a critical look at the past. That’s probably a good thing … Continue reading

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Autumn

Across two fields, large ones, there is a stream which feeds into our town’s main river, which in turn is a tributary of the Thames. The stream is lined, as streams should be, by mature willow trees. I can barely … Continue reading

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Love and Spiders

What a year it has been for spiders’ webs. In the sunshine after rain they glisten in all their precision engineering as I observe them through our windows, back and front. Mrs Llew, who yelps at the sight of a … Continue reading

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