Remembering Those Who Hve Gone Before Us

Greetings on this dark, damp autumnal day! A bit of a change from the wonderful weather we were having a couple of days ago, as in the picture below taken on a Sunday walk with my husband and the dogs. Here in the mountain…

Merry Michaelmas!

A very happy Michaelmas to you! What am I talking about? Already people are beginning to focus on the ‘countdown to the BIG DAY’ on the 25th December and are forgetting other more ancient agrarian festivals! Michaelmas is one of the Christian quarter days…

The Earth Tilts

We have passed the longest day of Summer and celebrated the Solstice. As the sun sank to rest on the evening of the 24th June, we re-entered that part of the year which gradually grows darker. On Monday, by just a few seconds, we…

The Power Of The Pen

So.. what do you do on a cold, wet and very grey May Bank Holiday Sunday? My own answer to that question is: I catch up with my correspondence. No, not work related messages.  I mean writing letters and emails to friends and family…

A Question of Honour

We have had an unprecedentedly long winter which has over-lapped with much of our spring. Such is the way of the natural world that, once given the chance, everything has speeded up, almost like an old silent movie. Except that the natural world is…

Everything In Its Season…

At last, spring has finally arrived! Another sunny morning here in the mountains of Snowdonia – although the nights are still pretty chilly – down to three degrees here last night and I am hoping that the little lettuce seedlings which I planted out…

Earth Hour

This evening we are due to celebrate a very special occasion and something that is always popular in our family… ‘Earth Hour’. This is the time when we all gather round, light the candles and little oil lamps, and switch everything that is powered…