Month: October 2011

Website of poet Elizabeth Rimmer

you have to stop for this

This is so lovely, I just had too show it from India Flint.

October 31, 2011 1

Artist of the Week: Susan Kruse

I’ve had my eye on this blog for a while, but it all went quiet over the summer. Now Susan is back with an inventive series of drawings – some of which involve the very creative defacing of books.Welcome to my Brain: Daily drawing

October 24, 2011 5

The Little fawn

We were at the Little Fawn Waterfall (at Aberfoyle) on Sunday. After all the recent rain, it wasn’t so much a ‘lithe leap’ as a headlong rush, but it was very impressive all the same! The sun is out today, although it is very cold, so I am hoping to finish planting bulbs and put…
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October 19, 2011 2

Artist of the Week – Gail Kelly

Gail Kelly produces woodcuts inspired by the landscape of her native Northern Ireland. You can find her work at Algan Arts.

October 16, 2011 2

Just a Thought

Image from Amazon. Sometimes I get cross with Kenneth White. and then sometimes amid all the cynical self-aggrandising and contemptuous ramblings (I was reading Across the Territories while I was on Islay) there’s something so profound and incisive and inspiring you have to let him off. Like this: “the real is richer than the imagination…
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October 14, 2011 3

Quiet Glasgow Night – Draft

I’m looking over some of the scraps of poems I’ve got lying about. This isn’t on my usual beat, but before I get back there – poems about irises and archaeology and (probably) a lot of wet leaves, what do you think? The oddness of all those incidents haunts me. Quiet Glasgow Night The drunk…
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October 10, 2011 3

Artist of the Week – Carrie Osborne

There’s a lot of whimsical faery artwork on the internet, but not all of it has the eye for detail and the solid grounding in the natural world of Carrie Osborne’s. her children are not only pretty, but lively and humorous, and her blog includes some lovely photos and some incisive and interesting writing too.

October 9, 2011 2

Some grateful acknowledgements

While I was away, this post appeared on Michelle Mcgrane’s informative and fearsomely well-read blog Peony Moon. And on Friday Jody Porter from the Morning Star added this post. I am delighted and honoured to appear in such company. Thank you to Michelle and Jody for including me.

October 9, 2011 0

Major Hiccup

Many apologies. I have hi-jacked my husband’s computer for a minute to let everyone know that my own internet connection is no more (best guess, that the networking software is, to put it technically, ‘gubbed’) and until I get hold of a long cable or a new computer, I’ll be out of touch. Back ASAP

October 7, 2011 2

While we were on Islay we visited the Community garden at Bridgend, where the local community has taken over an abandoned walled kitchen garden and turned it into a valuable resource. Volunteers work on the plots and the produce is sold in the shop, where they leave an honesty box. there are plenty of the…
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October 5, 2011 0