Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Rise and sing

Bells ring
Rise and sing
I've work to do this morning...

A little more autumn in the birch tree as we come to the equinox, which is today and not conveniently on the 21st as Mary would always like it to be.  We wondered if that might be because we are heading towards the next leap year, needed to get the equinoxes back into synch.  Who knows?

This is quite probably work avoidance.  I have an essay to complete and the deadline is a bit close for comfort - but I do need to get to the end of the song first.

Though bright my song
the day is long
and little food I bring along.
Aspens call me hither, thither,
linden trees are soothing.
Brooms I make from birch tree branches till the dusk of evening.

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

purely rhetorical

Why should I maintain this...

and this...

and this...

when there is clearly only one "go to" solution?

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Soggy Saturday

It is raining.  A lot.

As I listen to the downpour clattering on the skylights overhead I remember that only this time last week I was doing this:

on this beach in Scotland:

Friday, September 11, 2015

never that simple...

I can't believe it is so long since I last posted.  Life is just so busy and complicated - but you knew that.  So here I am about to make another attempt at recording the simple things that make each day.  That may be over-ambitious: maybe each week, say.

And hello Autumn!  We can lie in bed with just one blind lifted and see this birch tree in our neighbour's garden.  Betula Pendula can grow to 26m but lives no more than a century. This morning we watched this solitary Lady of the Woods begin to change her seasonal clothing.  I remember that when we were in Oslo this began to happen during the second week of August, so I suppose she has  had a month's grace.

Although this morning - photo taken at 7.30 am - is blue and cloudless, the rest of the week has been true misty-moisty back-to-school weather: and so DD heads back to college today and I must truly get my head into some books.