Painting in Words - I was once asked if I wrote from experience or from imagination - I replied both: my writing is inspired by nature, art, and memories of real events, times and places, coloured by imagination - vivid pictures painted in words - sometimes somewhat hesitantly expressed as ekphrastic prose, poems or as haiku ...
Welcome to my Blog – a celebration of birds, mostly – in art and anecdote, poetry and prose – part memoir, part anthology, part nature writing, with biographical snippets about favourite artists. Follow me as I ramble through the year writing about the birds I see – share your own encounters with birds, or tell me about your patch … More
2019 / 74 07:15 – 09:45 Beautiful mild sunny morning, around 10°C. Good light, virtually no breeze or cloud. F1 NW with Tony Bunday (and Ernie) One of those Red Letter Days when it all comes together. Proper birding, at a site that I am privileged to serve as a steward. Full of good things […]
The Sea & The Gold Drop Roads. All week, the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path had taken us right, or further North; down to the Havens and the beaches. But after a careful night walk across the clifftops, our curiosity had been piqued by a small boat, lit and anchored under the steep, wooded cliffs of the […]
Simon Coleman Photo by Richard Wiltshire: https://www.trover.com/d/1m11S-quantock-hills-somerset-england ‘The sun in silence rising over the sea makes me feel a sense and a sympathy with some larger life, and to imagine some larger scheme.’ So wrote Richard Jefferies in his notebook in early 1887, in what would be the last year of his life. He […]
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