redwings on a grey December day

Redwings come in to my overcast garden, unusual visitors from snow- covered country they come in two, three and more to feed on little orange berries, displacing blackcaps, wren and dunnock who hop down to lower branches. I sit silent and watch from my window and reflect this seasonal delight is gifted to me by … Continue reading redwings on a grey December day



I'd love to build you a pyramid or minaret up to the sky. I'd put the Taj Mahal in shadow and the Kremlin walls would shake. Let Liberty light her candle and Sydney's Opera House sing. I'm going to pitch my tent on an honest Scottish cliff-top and face the storms of a northern sea.

Skomer in May

her flowers in the morning bluebells freed from forgotten trees by ancient civilisation drift to the wild ocean, Atlantic rocks crested by waves of defiant white campion --- her manxies by daylight in among the beauty lie little bags of bones, victims of the bright night, as scattered mourning stones --- her greater black-backeds remote … Continue reading Skomer in May