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Week 1 of distancing

March 23, 2020

recent developments
this difficult time
uncharted waters

these uncertain times
the current crisis
When we face our own extinction it seems we can talk only in clichés.

town hall 1small

Monday: On a solitary walk I saw things I’ve walked past for years but not noticed before.

Crow and mistletoe

Tuesday: I heard the crow. I looked up.

Young birches

Wednesday: The birches that germinated last year in the wheel-arch of an abandoned taxi have put out fresh leaves, as if they believe in a future..


Thursday:  “Let me keep my distance, always, from those who think they have the answers. Let me keep company always with those who say ‘’Look!’’ and laugh in astonishment, and bow their heads. ” – Mary Oliver.
baby sycamores
Friday: The same taxi provides a nursery for baby sycamores.
Shadows on Yew small
Saturday: Embraceable Yew.
Sunday: Stickpiling.
4 Comments leave one →
  1. Sue Waterhouse permalink
    March 24, 2020 10:23 am

    Thanks for this – how encouraging the natural world is after all we’ve done to it, and just when we need it most. Keep posting please!

  2. March 24, 2020 11:16 am

    Thank you Sue. Nature keeps on naturing. I will keep posting! Weekly here and daily on Twitter @AmaBee9

  3. Colin Brown permalink
    March 24, 2020 1:40 pm

    lovely to read and see, thank you…. Lovely also to see the buds coming on the rowan tree I planted two years ago and which looked so unpromising when it was first delivered and came out of its box… the rowan tree from which the first woman was made and on which the runes were inscribed and is said to protect against darkness… so that’s good then…

  4. March 24, 2020 7:04 pm

    Thank you Colin. Everyone should have a rowan tree!

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