Far Away?

Skylark in flight Bob Brewer

Are you far away from someone you love? Sometimes we find ourselves physically a long distance from those in our heart, and sometimes it is a different form of distance that feels like separation…time, misunderstanding, death or perhaps something unique to our circumstances and hard to explain. I have found that going out and being […]

Cause for Pause

Pied wagtail

It was July 2019, a warm, sunny day, and I was in North Devon, wandering through a busy shopping street, when a most beautiful pied wagtail flew down onto the pavement. I have a soft spot for wagtails and this one was truly lovely – his black and white markings so delicately drawn and his […]

Across the Bay

Across Luce Bay

Looking out from the end of our garden, here in the South Rhins of Galloway, I am blessed, on a clear day, to see the unmistakeable great sculpted granite form of Cairnsmore, away across Luce Bay. When I was little we would often, on the weekend, go from home in Newton Stewart to Mochrum, and […]

Feet in the Dew

Bluebell with dew drops

Beautiful May… My my, it’s May again! If it were a competition for loveliness this month would surely win on several counts, not least because of the promise of summer in all those glorious petals. I hope that you feel it in yourself too, that uplifting feeling of life renewed and the promise of good […]