Notebook Entries

Throughout the week I post on Facebook or Instagram, inspired by daily interactions with nature, the view from my window, or other things that catch my eye. Incase you have missed any of them, here is a curated selection of my regular notes. Tuesday 12th November Autumn came with a wind and a careTo strip …

Spring Balance

It has been a hard couple of months. The world seems stressed, tormented, and too full of complications. But despite the news-reels full of youth stabbings, Brexit arguments, terrorism, and destructive land use, outside my back door nature continues her yearly cycle undeterred. Well, continues as best she can. March winds kept the migrant birds …

National Poetry Day

Autumn Park (The Year A Day Older) Wasp browses grazes dozes around the ripe-burst plums. Bloom-blushed skins split and weeping, sugars congealing around the edges of wounds. Wasp visits the apples too, that lie bruised and unloved in knotted grass. Schoolboy still in grey flannel shorts, pockets filled with fluff and electronic stuff. Mine bulge …

One From the Archives: Harvesting the Delight of Parham

[One from the archives, originally posted Sunday, 27 September 2015 sophiecosussex.blogspot.com/] Harvesting the delight of Parham "Welcome to the true heart of England, and of Sussex." The voices of the land seemed to speak to me, "Take your time, linger, let us ensnare you. Perhaps you'll never leave." As a child, I read many a fairy …