Friday, 18 November 2016

Woodland Walk


There is a perfect moment each Autumn, when the trees are hanging onto the last of their leaves before the storms strip them bare for the winter...


... a secret place for two lively dogs to explore




This wet little spaniel has never seen Autumn before but he had no trouble finding the stream at the bottom of the valley


We are so lucky to have this ancient woodland just a few minutes walk from our home and usually have it all to ourselves, apart from bluebell time when it is full of families enjoying picnics and making dens.  We tend to avoid the woods then as the dogs don't take kindly to being walked on a leash and are strangely unwelcome, storming through someone's idyllic picnic!

Wednesday, 16 November 2016

Half The World

"The candles burned, the moon went down
the polished hill, the milky town
transparent, weightless, luminous,
uncovering the two of us
on that fundamental ground,
where love's unwilled, unleashed, unbound
and half the perfect world is found"

Leonard Cohen
Book of Longing



So sad to hear of the death of Leonard Cohen, such an inspirational and talented writer, poet and musician (and the other great love of my life!)