The papery bark of Betula Utilis Jacqmontii is so beaUtiful, I almost feel that it should be written on. This glory grows metres away from where I tap my wordy keyboard. It and a few matching companions are silvery birches that I have contributed to the "God's Acre" that we live on in the UK. … Continue reading Papery Bark
This is more than just about a garden visit. I am writing this blogpost retrospectively, having visited RHS Harlow Carr in early Spring this year. Our visit this time, occurred just as the buds were opening on the blossom trees (prunus of several types), the fresh leaves were unfurling in many shades of green on … Continue reading A Visit to RHS Harlow Carr in Spring
Our peaches are ripening! The bumblebees, and a little hand pollinating by feather, have done the trick. An exciting time in the rickety greenhouse on our organic acre in Berwickshire, UK. These are the treats of country living that are hard to beat, a blessing so much appreciated, especially when one pays such a high … Continue reading Treats And Truths Of Country Living
What really matters is how much we love.
I am extremely privileged to know the indomitable Professor Richard Demarco (pictured above explaining his Archive at Summerhall), having first come across him in Edinburgh during the early 1990s, and am honoured to call Richard a friend. As is his wont and despite his advanced years, Richard Demarco continues to be immensely generous about sharing what he has … Continue reading An Impromptu Lecture by Richard Demarco, CBE OBE
In my quietest moments, and sometimes even in the midst of a current or a raging storm, I wonder to myself "What would Jesus do?" Over twenty years ago, I sat on a panel in London, speaking to an audience of other Christians who attended the Church I loved to be part of too, and I told … Continue reading What would Jesus do?
I wonder what you see when you look at this photograph of two children? We all see things according to our own lives and experiences, but sometimes the messages are universal. I know what I see and I know what I feel, when I look at this photograph. I know one of these children very … Continue reading When We Look Into The Eyes Of Children
Living in the British countryside, this is the time of year (Spring in the northern hemisphere) when I find myself becoming increasingly agitated, on alert, frustrated and not a little fearful. I am twitchy at the thought of what is about to happen with a vengeance, and what has already begun in some … Continue reading The Truth Is Not Always Beautiful
The following is a new post that has been published on Towards Greener Borders' page today at http://www.facebook.com/towardsgreenerborders. It gives a little background about my philosophy when dealing with our health, environments and wellbeing, and shows what we are doing on our tiny property in the Berwickshire hills and how tenderly it is being managed, while we … Continue reading Did you know that Towards Greener Borders HQ is a ‘real’ place?