Monday, 16 August 2010

The Orange Moon

Yesterday evening, there was a gorgeous low, orange moon. I wanted to photograph it, but it was very low over the houses in front of ours and I just couldn't get my camera into a suitable position. However, I found this picture, which sort of reminds me...

~Magickal Graphics~

A real life 'Avatar'

The price of progress... how some people are struggling to save their sacred hills against open cast bauxite mining in India.

Monday, 9 August 2010

Down in the garden

Some of the happenings in my (small) garden - all photographed with my cameraphone.

Salad box - mixed salad leaves

Bees enjoying Yarrow

Echinacea purpurea 'White Swan'

Potatoe harvest from a bucket

Sunday, 8 August 2010

Tongue Tied

Why is it that sometimes, I find it easier to type or write what I feel rather than say it?

Maybe it's because I can read, re-read and scrutinise every word and perhaps finally, delete it all! Like many, I'm too often guilty of saying things without realising what it is I'm actually saying.

This lovely little poem by Ali Brown somes it all up nicely;


Words seem to fall out
Through my fingers.

My pen does the talking.

But life would be so much

If the words came straight out
Of my mouth

Check out Ali's blog - AB Counselling.

One of life's pleasures

One of my favourite things is to take a walk in the woods. There is little to equal the beauty, tranquility and pleasure you get from walking through the dappled shade of woodland on a warm sunny day.

Clowes Wood, Earlswood. 8/8/10

Saturday, 7 August 2010

Building with Cob & Straw Bale

Natural or green building is one of my special interests. The YouTube video below is from a BBC program that covers a cob and straw bale building course.

I love the comment near the end, when one of the participants was talking about being in a cob 'round house' that the instructor had previously built - she said it was like "Sitting in a big hug" - classic!


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