Month: May 2017

Website of poet Elizabeth Rimmer

May in the Territory of Rain

Well not so much territory of rain this week. It is beautifully hot and sunny, and  after everything in the garden hanging fire for about a fortnight, it has all started happening at once. Seeds have grown (but so have a million weeds), the thyme and sage have come into flower, and I have started…
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May 26, 2017 0

The Journey – an Exhibition by Christine McIver

My artist friend Christine McIver has an exhibition in the Dunblane Museum until the 29th May. It is called The Journey – Images of Migration and the picture here – which doesn’t do justice to the impact and haunting atmosphere of the actual painting – is called The Lost Boys. Like many of us Christine…
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May 12, 2017 0

The Charm of Nine Herbs – The Methods

Mugwort, plantain which lives facing the sun, lambscress, burdock,chamomile, nettle, crab apple thyme and fennel a salve for keeping thus: chop the leaves finely and mix with the apple pulp and a salve base. a plaster or fomentation – make a paste of water and ash, and mix the fennel with oil and beaten egg.…
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May 3, 2017 0