The climate crisis, not to mention the various other current insanities, is tiring. Time for a change… Taking a leaf out of Ellen Hawley’s book, allow me to begin with an irrelevant photo. Here’s one, of the dawn sky that … Continue reading
Another time-lapse series of my dwarf horse chestnut tree, in the months of May and June 2020. During this time, the edges of the tree’s leaves have become severely dry, despite my daily watering. I’ve seen this happening for the … Continue reading
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All this month, I’ve been taking a photo (using my new dumbphone!) each day of the same part of the dwarf horse chestnut tree that I’ve been tending for the last 34 years. I say ‘dwarf’ rather than ‘bonsai’ because … Continue reading
Be forewarned: this post is going to go all around the houses, through all the back alleys, round and round until it probably ends up nowhere. So if you value your time at all, hit the back button now! Having … Continue reading
Here are some older picsof my horse chestnut treeI post them here in casesomeone might want to see 2001 2007 2008
As autumn falls The mower retires; The birdie thinks of southward heading Through windy squalls. The season requires That some consider winter bedding.
‘We plant the seed, Nature grows the seed; Then, we eat the seed.’ – Neil (Nigel Planer, ‘The Young Ones‘). One day in 1994 I ate an apple to the core. I took a pip and planted it And Nature did its thing with it. I … Continue reading
Is it cruel To persuade a tree To become small? Nineteen years In this same pot Does it shed tears That that’s its lot? If it could talk Would it say to me: “I’m a tree! Set me free?”