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Snow Jan 19 006Change has a unique beauty.

Snow Jan 19 049

Its change, so not always comfortable, but there is beauty to be found – sometimes in the details, and sometimes in the bigger picture.  Maybe both?

Snow Jan 19 024Change almost forces us to look differently

We reassess our familiar landscape

Snow Jan 19 037We can not do anything other than work with what now is.  The outlook will change again in a few days.

Snow Jan 19 057Cut off from normality, isolated in quiet, surrounded with unexpected beauty.  Shifting lines, tracks.  A new perspective.

An adjustment in attitude, methods, routine, clothes, light, thought, time, perspective.

Snow Jan 19 033A different light.  An altered horizon.


kilve jan 20th 050

Starlings in Winter
Chunky and noisy,
but with stars in their black feathers,
they spring from the telephone wire
and instantly,
they are acrobats
in the freezing wind.
And now, in the theater of air,
they swing over buildings,
dipping and rising;
they float like one stippled star
that opens,
becomes for a moment fragmented,
then closes again;
and you watch
and you try
but you simply can’t imagine
how they do it,
with no articulated instruction, no pause,
only the silent confirmation
that they are this notable thing,
this wheel of many parts, that can rise and spin
over and over again,
full of gorgeous life.
Ah, world, what lessons you prepare for us,
even in the leafless winter,
even in the ashy city.
I am thinking now
of grief, and of getting past it;
I feel my boots
trying to leave the ground,
I feel my heart
pumping hard.  I want
to think again of dangerous and noble things.
I want to be light and frolicsome.
I want to be improbable beautiful and afraid of nothing,
as though I had wings.
Mary Oliverkilve jan 20th 012

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Well I misguidedly broadcast the onset of Spring. This, it seems, was premature and misleading. It appears today that pushing out yesterday is that biting cold wind again and to add there is snow on the air! Outrageous!! April, much like Ariens, it seems, does everything well, or at least with total enthusiasm. Good ideas leap one after another treading on toes to get noticed and acknowledged. OK so it IS cold and it IS snowing and it is NOT sunny now.


So armed with all this change I would set to work and get all creative and continue working on all the piled up ideas so far. BUT I am streaming with cold. This is the sort that romps through boxes of tissues, rolls of loo paper and kitchen towel. In fact it positively consumes everything within reach with a dedication one has to admire. Colds not being done by halves here you know. O no! We have 100% commitment here. It is impossible to start a task without a panic grab for more absorbent material of somesort. I can not have a conversation, talk on the phone, text, write this, sort the washing, feed the dogs or in fact ANYTHING. The outcome is MISERY.


My optimism has been blown away, no doubt into some fabric aimed at catching the drip drip drip. I feel guilty about putting the TV on, cos I have loads to do. I cant get on with anything cos I am too distracted with carrying around all this stuff, and the sneezing frankly intimidates even me! Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr…………………….


Tomorrow is another day………….Image