Month: July 2012

Website of poet Elizabeth Rimmer

The Symbolist Conundrum

We went to see this exhibition recently, and I loved the pictures. They were mostly landscapes, forests, lakes, mountains, rivers – and they were extremely beautiful, haunting and atmospheric. I came home enthused about the Symbolist movement, and looked them up on Wikipedia, and a couple of other sites. What a disappointment! A more miserable…
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July 30, 2012 5

Air and Sunlight

Yesterday was the first good opportunity to get into the garden, and I spent a fair bit of time doing what my father would have called “letting the dog see the rabbit”. Everything was lush and wet and overgrown, and there is some serious mildew and rust because of all the damp. I cut back…
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July 25, 2012 2

The week of the Wetland Flowers

At the weekend we went with some friends to see the Falls of Leny at Callander. They were pretty spectacular after all the rain, as you can see. But the thing that made this trip was the sight of several flowers I’d never seen before. This one is cow wheat. It was everywhere. This one…
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July 17, 2012 3

Pausing for Breath

These fulmars which I photgraphed on holiday, don’t have much to do with this post, but it’s a nice serene picture, and that’s the mood Im in just now. I had thought, now that our big family things are nearing some sort of resolution, and the dust is settling on a few major upheavals, that…
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July 10, 2012 0

Walking the Territory in June

June had its moments – between showers. This is British hogweed, not the giant Japanese stuff. It looks quite airy and delicate, and has nice seedheads in the autumn. There are whole stands of this stuff growing along the riverbank – It’s comfrey, a plant which is not only brilliant for gardeners, providing a potash-rich…
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July 4, 2012 0