What is it that links landscape so closely with the human heart? We’re all aware of a ‘sense of place’ at times, but which is too deep for words. Continue reading “A Sense of Place”
All is still, and quiet as the early winter sun appears over the rooftops. The freshness of a new day is so welcome when the sun’s warmth is rising. Even in the cold a sunny day makes so much difference. A new day comes pristine, hopeful and full of possibilities. This is ‘day’s most sacred hour‘ – a daily gift of grace, Continue reading “A Winter Dawn”
The death of his mother when he was only 9 devastated his happy childhood. In his own words, it seemed that “the great continent had sunk like Atlantis beneath the sea.” He was left with a life of meaninglessness and despair. Continue reading “December Turned to May”
Tucked away in a quiet part of Hampshire, nestling in the narrow lanes beneath the northern slopes of the South Downs, lies a place of pilgrimage for lovers of the natural world. Continue reading “Gilbert White’s Selborne”
The secret of a contented life is to learn how to end the day well. Nature’s ‘Evensong’ has some lessons for us. Continue reading “Nature’s Evensong”
Suddenly my attention is caught by this scene outside the window. I stop work and look out in wonder upon this fantastic display. Continue reading “Watching the Clouds”
One of the glories of England’s quiet shires is the patchwork of little country parishes each with its own church and churchyard, many of them national treasures. Come and see ours and find out how mistaken Philip Larkin was!
Continue reading “An English Village Church”