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5th Sep Wildlife Garden Blog

Clearing the Pond banks … a bit backwards as this happened before the previous blog! I’l get it straight from now on …  Here’s Kevin being a garden gnome! He’s clearing, indeed has cleared b the time of this pic, all… Continue Reading →

19th Sep Wildlife Garden Blog

Well, I promised a while back to keep blogging about the progress of the Wildlife Garden – and have been very remiss in not doing so! For an excuse I offer up that I’ve been working all the hours the… Continue Reading →

Calanais Rainbow

Bridge over sky Cauldron over Earth Ancestor stones give out the energy That defines the dark and light See the colour How it changes Within the cauldron all is light Holds the wisdom of the old ones Without the cauldron… Continue Reading →

Ravens & Am Buachaille at Sandwood Bay

Soooo … we hiked out to Sandwood Bay in Sutherland, Scotland, for an overnight wildcamp. The weather forecast had given us 18 hours so we decided to go for it and the walk out was gorgeous, brilliant spring-blue skies, the mountains… Continue Reading →

Cawwwww !!!

Rushing blousy August Blows the tits around the house Swallows dive for food Carried sideways But the crows, oh the crows … Watch them sliding. slipping, stalling Playing the wind Screaming their defiance as it tries to blow them of… Continue Reading →

Wind

Wind I come home to wind Autumn wind But it’s only July I come home to wind Sounding the chimney Like it was November But it’s only July I come home to wind Whipping the trees Shaking the leaves Blowing… Continue Reading →

Aeron Flies

Eyes flare Feet itch Wings twitch Wind ruffles feathers Lift … float This is my element, my land Video & images Dyfi Osprey Project Land Song Series © Elen Sentier 2017 all rights reserved #mondayblogs #poetry-daily @Poetry_Daily ‏ @MondayBlogs 

Moorhen Chicks

Black fluff, feather fluff, Red cap, red beak. Plop! Float like natural, Perch on leaf, Lily holds him, Mother feeds him, Life is good. Nest on island, Hidden shelter, In the reeds. Mother knows, Hides them safely From the eaters… Continue Reading →

Still as Ghosts

after watching the video ringing of the Dyfi osprey chicks 2017 Thump! Crash! Up from the ground the thing comes. Still as ghosts we sit. Smell! Scent! Sound! It peers over the edge of the nest. Still as ghosts we… Continue Reading →

Hunter in Darkness

Whiskers twitching Ears listening Eyes slit She senses her prey in the gloaming light Night holds no terrors Except for Man Him she shuns eludes Escapes if she can Whiskers twitching in the gloaming light On the wild island where… Continue Reading →

Four Magpie Brothers

Four young magpies, brothers, sat upon the porch roof this morning. Squabbling, squawking, pecking the tiles. Wicked, so they are. Lads and louts. Waiting to see what I will do. I go to the window. They’re watchful But I get… Continue Reading →

Dragon Bones

River rushing, tumbling streaming Flowing faster than your dreaming River runs between the stones Washing clean the dragon’s bones Forest crowding round the brink Will you swim or will you sink Trees and water, bones of earth Cross the bridge… Continue Reading →

Mountain Breasts

Breasts rise out of the darkness Ghostly white In their transparent cover of snow mist Pointed, eager, asking for caress They stand up proud against the grey sky Soft cloud-blanket comes to wrap them warm Land Songs Series © Elen Sentier… Continue Reading →

The Mother’s Blanket

High up The road goes on Over the cliff of nowhere Into the lands of everywhere The Mother’s blanket Blue and white and grey Hangs over all Giving the water of life Land Songs Series © Elen Sentier 2017 all rights… Continue Reading →

Enjoy the Seasons: 7 Feb 2017

#seasons #wildlife #spring #MondayBlogs

So-called Renewables …

This article set me off today, it begins … “Expansion of renewable energy cannot by itself stave off catastrophic climate change, scientists warned Monday.” Who, in their right minds (!), ever thought it would? I’m now about to trample on a whole… Continue Reading →

Imbolc

Says it all for me …    

Robin Song

Sometimes the simple call of a bird transports me across worlds, to another time, a memory time … I’m suddenly back 50-odd years, walking a lane in deep midwinter, snow piled up along the hedgerows, clear over my head, and… Continue Reading →

Ooops! I almost stepped on an owl …

  Oops! I almost stepped on an owl Another lovely journey with Ben Dolphin of Walkhighlands. I never cease to be envious of this bloke! He has the job I would want if only I was 30+ years younger and… Continue Reading →

Journey with Trees

Trees for Life’s Corporate & Trusts Development Officer Joyce Gilbert trades funding application forms for a  ‘Journey of Trees’ – a Gaelic place-naming weekend of tree planting and pony trekking. Last weekend found me walking beside a couple of ponies on a “Journey with Trees”… Continue Reading →

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