Stones

A littoral meditation.  Birds wheeling Breakers.crashing Foam hissing, Sky reflections At my feet a puffer fish, Shriveled by the sun, Rests beside a shapely stone Still life set in sand. Pebbles strewn by ebbing tide holes where tiny sand crabs hide Seaweed fronds Driftwood dragon Footprints in the sand. * * * * *  

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The Awakening

I’m tackling a big subject today: one which is grounded in an insight which presented itself after a long period of silence and, as is so often the way, while I was doing something else entirely. It intrigues me how the intuitive seeds germinate in the darkness of the unconscious, growing, in obscurity, until they … More The Awakening

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Waiting

It’s been a little while since I blogged. As a matter of fact, I’m in a holding pattern at the moment, poised on the edge of I know-not-what. I’m making a bit of jewellery, fiddling about with sketch pads and adding notes to the outline of my next novel, but there is no defined path, … More Waiting

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Mangrove Magic

When I was a child, I thought mangroves were very ugly. Repulsed by this alien environment, teeming with mosquitoes, crabs and other creatures I disliked, I declared one day that I wished they could all be cleared away. Very patiently, my father explained that mangroves were the nurseries for fish and crustaceans, that they provided … More Mangrove Magic

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Enchantment

Now Winter begins.  Not officially of course, until the Solstice, but in the minds of us all in the Southern Hemisphere, June ushers in the chill of shortened days and long, frosty nights. The morning light is clear as it slants across the landscape from its refuge in the north.  But as daylight wanes, it … More Enchantment

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The Wisdom of Trees

Have you ever noticed how much there is to be learned from Nature? On my solitary walks I observe many things, especially the beautiful trees abounding in my neighbourhood, and the more I examine these fellow beings we take so much for granted, the more miraculous they appear.  Their diversity is astonishing, incorporating so many … More The Wisdom of Trees

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