Walking in the World


Evening Glow

We have summer! Real summer! It’s rare that we get temperatures warm enough to qualify for that designation. It’s tempting to complain about being too hot, but it’s just so fun to run around barefoot and wear real summer clothes,…

18 Jul 2016

Walking Again

I have to admit that it’s been nice to surrender to the cold and just stay indoors the past few weeks. But today the sun was out, and I could hear my walking shoes calling to me. With the steadily…

10 Feb 2016


My January disappeared into a soft blur of homey activities. In a barely visible sort of way, I got a lot of things done here at home to set me up for tackling some of my bigger 2016 goals. January…

01 Feb 2016

Harbingers of Spring

January is drawing to a close and we’re already enjoying some harbingers of spring. We have dozens of blooms poking up in our back garden, and today’s cheery sunshine is warming my soul. Fair-handed Spring unbosoms every grace; throws out…

28 Jan 2016

December Rose

We might only be a couple of weeks away from the winter solstice, but our mild weather is throwing up a few surprises… we found a wild rose still in bloom alongside the rose hips one would normally expect to see…

04 Dec 2015

Art in Bloom

Our neighbourhood gardens are being cut back as the flowers die off and we start preparing for winter. But a few hearty blooms still hang in there, and they seem all the lovelier for their tenacity! Just look at the…

05 Oct 2015

Homegrown Blooms

Not much walking today, I’m afraid. The weather is cool and wet, and it has been just too tempting to stay home and get some work done. Things will change tomorrow when we head over to Chelmsford for some meetings…

27 Jul 2015

Summer Dance

bright ballerinas dance to the fairy’s music, gracing the garden

21 Jul 2015

Smell the Roses

I am so grateful for my neighbours who grow roses… The world is a rose; smell it and pass it to your friends — Persian Proverb

17 Jul 2015

Precious Perfume

The weather cleared in time for me to walk to Bodkins this evening. One garden always smells particularly nice as I walk past, and this beauty is the reason why. Resuming my summer evening walks is one the best parts…

14 Jul 2015

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