My November Guest. My Sorrow, when she's here with me,Thinks these dark days of autumn rainAre beautiful as days can be;She loves the bare, the withered tree;She walks the sodden pasture lane. Her pleasure will not let me stay.She talks and I am fain to list:She's glad the birds are gone away,She's glad her simple [...]
Tag: Leave it wild
Poetry Mondays – The Dipper by Kathleen Jamie.
Dipper. Image from RSPB. The Dipper. It was winter, near freezing,I'd walked through a forest of firswhen I saw issue out of the waterfalla solitary bird. It lit on a damp rock,and, as water swept stupidly on,wrung from its own throatsupple, undammable song. It isn't mine to give.I can't coax this bird to my [...]
VOAK – Beautiful, Sustainable, Low Waste Candles.
Now anyone who knows me personally, knows that I love a good candle. They make everything feel so cosy and wholesome and of course it is a really nice way to scent your home. Voak is a North Yorkshire company run by a lovely mother and daughter team; Vanessa and Adele. They started from scratch [...]
Sweet (ish) Autumnal Recipes.
Have I mentioned that it is Autumn yet?! As I have said before, I often start to struggle when the nights draw in. So one of the things I like to do to help me through is to plan different seasonal activities that I can easily do to help pass the time. And one of [...]