1. The sun is out and I’m in love with the whole world and there’s magic everywhere.

    The sun is out and I’m in love with the whole world and there’s magic everywhere.

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  2. Seaford, Sussex

    Seaford, Sussex

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  3. little cow of god

    little cow of god

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  4. Easter Sunday 2012, Easter Sunday 2014

    Do these coincidences speak to you of magic?
    Or a reassuring rhythm?

    *

    I have been searching for a word or phrase that describes the activity/feeling/process of understanding a place through walking. For example, to walk over and around a hill is to know it physically and learn something of its geology, relief, topography, history and natural history. A step by step examination of the land, its shape, its texture, its living residents (your companions) has occurred and this hill is now stored in your mind/heart.

    It is more significant than a walk, less academic than research.

    It is a distinctive and familiar process, but I have no name for it.

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  5. Woodpigeon song (from here)

    There’s a woodpigeon sitting on the chimney top, the fireplace is a speaker, his song fills the room.

    *

    From Birds and Man by WH Hudson:

    Coo-coó-roo, coó-coo-roo.

    A lady friend assures me the right words of this song are:

    Take two cows, David.

    In East Anglia I have been informed that what the bird really and truly says is—

    My toe bleeds, Betty.

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  6. Working outside today.

    Working outside today.

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  7. On the final day of my holiday, I finally feel peaceful. I can submit to the sward.
    I am a friend to the buttercup and the bird’s-foot trefoil. 
    The sky is good to me.

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  8. Orchids and butterflies, butterfly orchids. A good walk.

    Orchids:
    Butterfly, burnt-tip (see above), bee (see top)
    the commonly spotted common spotted

    For the butterflies, I identified:
    Adonis blue, marsh fritillary (see above)
    Brimstones dancing over fields.

    I crushed juniper needle leaves and drank the scent of gin from my cupped hands.
    I ate a honey sandwich.

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  9. Flower crab spider on hogweed
caught a bee, laden with pollen

    Flower crab spider on hogweed
    caught a bee, laden with pollen

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  10. Time for a walk

    Time for a walk

    1 month ago  /  6 notes

  11. Good morning

    Good morning

    1 month ago  /  5 notes

  12. Yesterday I pushed my fingers through the grass and my fingertips into the earth. Today the grass had been mowed in a circular way, I sat in the centre, with lines of mown grass radiating out from me like ripples on a lake.

    Yesterday I pushed my fingers through the grass and my fingertips into the earth. Today the grass had been mowed in a circular way, I sat in the centre, with lines of mown grass radiating out from me like ripples on a lake.

    2 months ago  /  6 notes

  13. Happy Laburnum Friday

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  14. I live in Ireland now. I do not plan to blog about Ireland, so I think this tumblr will start to wind down.
Maybe it will continue with recollections. Let’s see. Thank you for reading!
Photo by Desert Palace

    I live in Ireland now. I do not plan to blog about Ireland, so I think this tumblr will start to wind down.

    Maybe it will continue with recollections. Let’s see. Thank you for reading!

    Photo by Desert Palace

    2 months ago  /  7 notes

  15. 
"These breaths draw out the soul; we feel that we have wider thoughts than we knew; the soul has been living, as it were, in a nutshell, all unaware of its own power, and now suddenly it finds freedom in the sun and the sky."

The Breeze on Beachy Head, Richard Jeffries

    "These breaths draw out the soul; we feel that we have wider thoughts than we knew; the soul has been living, as it were, in a nutshell, all unaware of its own power, and now suddenly it finds freedom in the sun and the sky."

    The Breeze on Beachy Head, Richard Jeffries

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