One of the most famous poems of Spring from the gorgeous Lake District. Image from Canva. I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud. I wandered lonely as a cloud That floats on high o'er vales and hills, When all at once I saw a crowd, A host, of golden daffodils; Beside the lake, [...]
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Poetry Mondays – The Darkling Thrush by Thomas Hardy.
The Darkling Thrush I leant upon a coppice gate,When Frost was spectre-gray,And Winter’s dregs made desolateThe weakening eye of day.The tangled bine-stems scored the skyLike strings of broken lyres,And all mankind that haunted nighHad sought their household fires. The land’s sharp features seemed to meThe Century’s corpse outleant,Its crypt the cloudy canopy,The wind [...]
Easy, Autumnal, Nature Crafts – Number 1
Hello everyone! I thought I would save some of the crafts for half term to last throughout Lockdown 2.0! I came across Mud and Bloom on Instagram, and I was so impressed - please check them out! Mud and Bloom boxes are a monthly subscription delivering seasonal nature and gardening crafts and activities to your [...]
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 [...]
Poetry Mondays – The Raven by Edgar Allan Poe.
The Raven. Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered, weak and weary, Over many a quaint and curious volume of forgotten lore— While I nodded, nearly napping, suddenly there came a tapping, As of some one gently rapping, rapping at my chamber door. “’Tis some visitor,” I muttered, “tapping at my chamber [...]
Fall, Leaves, Fall – A Poem by Emily Bronte.
As the weather seems to have taken a turn for the worst, here is a poem by Emily Bronte that wishes for stormy, dramatic bad weather. Fall, Leaves, Fall. Fall, leaves, fall; die, flowers, away; Lengthen night and shorten day; Every leaf speaks bliss to me Fluttering from the autumn tree. I shall smile [...]
Plastic Free July.
We're now a week into July, whether the weather agrees is a different matter. And with the start of the seventh month of the year comes a new challenge. No, it is not maintaining social distancing in a pub - but trying to make this month a plastic free month. Now I am going to [...]