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A Birch Tree Sings

A Birch Tree Sings

There was a time, in my early 20s when, like Richard Jefferies, I lived and worked in a town (near London). I had an upstairs flat in an old Victorian house. Outside, on the other side of the road, was a Birch tree ...

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The River Bank

Along the river bank under the boughs, cows graze placidly; a chiffchaff calls ...

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April Morning

A Calendar of Haiku - April

Sunshine streams through the bedroom window; curtains blow gently in the morning air and dust motes caught for a moment - shine like tiny golden stars.

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Sweeping the Sky

Sweeping the Sky - Reimagining Richard Jefferies (Part 3)

There is sunshine to-day, after rain, and every lark is singing. Across the vale a broad cloud-shadow descends the hillside ... The sunshine follows—the warmer for its momentary absence.

The Hills and the Vale - 1909

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Timeless Moments

Timeless Moments

Some musings from my nature diaries ... timeless moments.

I’ve travelled the ways of Richard Jefferies much of my life - even before reading the Story of my Heart in my mid teens - I went for long solitary walks in the fields and woods, on hills and downs and by the rivers and lakes, of ‘Jefferies Land’ - seeking solace in nature; questing the nature of the universe, and ‘sun life’.

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