First Friday Walk – January 2022

“Exploring the world is one of the best ways of exploring the mind, and walking travels both terrains.”  Rebecca Solnit, from Wanderlust: A History of Walking. This was the seed thought given for consideration during Walking The Land’s monthly First Friday walk. I walked with my friend J rather than with the main group – thoughContinue reading “First Friday Walk – January 2022”

Janus, Edgelands and New Years Day 2022

Today felt like a day that needed to be marked somehow, so I took Fen and me off to Aust. It is such a conjunction of places, confluence and convergence, a perfect place to mark the end of the first day of a new year. For the Romans, this was a sacred day for Janus,Continue reading “Janus, Edgelands and New Years Day 2022”

In This Place; At This Time – Winter Solstice 2020

A very happy Solstice to all! I have a particular affinity for the equinoxes and Solstices, and none more so than the beloved winter. I had planned to walk with friends, at the start of what feels like an interesting, ongoing exploration of trig points – but due to some self-isolating in the family itContinue reading “In This Place; At This Time – Winter Solstice 2020”

Deep time and Solsticetide

I love this time of year, when the world holds its breath and the stillness and quiet of Solsticetide cradle my starburst brain like a soft pair of doves wings, or a gentle pair of mothering hands.  I feel myself sinking into the quiet earth, sensing an echo of myself where all appears dormant onContinue reading “Deep time and Solsticetide”