Tag: nature

Dear Jane, What Inspired You To Write #CailleachWitch?

Dear Jane, What Inspired You To Write #CailleachWitch?

Question: Dear Jane, what inspired you to write Cailleach~Witch? Answer No 73: With the creative power that lies in all of us I took the energy of the landscape, my sensitivity to it, my ceaseless longing for it, and alchemised it on the page.  For […]

There is something in the autumn that is native to my blood

There is something in the autumn that is native to my blood

Bliss by name and bliss by nature. Today I’m reading poetry. Words, poetry, and the elements, are musical to me. As musical as music, but more calming, more free. Nature writers like William Bliss Carman combine all these. Take this poem for example, and consider […]

Two Nights in the Garden in May I’ve Spent. #thatcuriousloveofgreen

Two Nights in the Garden in May I’ve Spent. #thatcuriousloveofgreen

Two nights in the garden in May I’ve spent, From haze of sunset, until a full bright moon appeared over the tree tops. I thought the birds would break their hearts with singing. The garden is an amphitheatre. It is the venue, the audience, and […]

The Mountains Are Calling And I Must Go…

The Mountains Are Calling And I Must Go…

  John Muir said, ‘In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks.’ This was true for us yesterday, on our first proper walk of the year. By proper I mean off-road. On a beach, in a forest, through fields, or on […]

Limitless

Limitless

I woke to a morning of gold and rustling trees. With a surprising blue sky and bright sunlight. The birds are delighted and sing as brightly as if it were summer. But the garden is unmoved. It lies cool, flowers fading, under a mantle of […]