Celebrating broken signs of life


Here is the delicate half-shell of a Swallow’s egg. Beautiful, isn’t it? Fallen on the stable floor from the nest built in the rafters. By birds who have flown thousands and thousands of miles to nest again in our valley. New life begins to breathe. Pause. See differently. Re-story 🌿

On celebrating difference


Did you know that there are over 500 species of oak? Neither did I. Living in our little valley and watching them change through the seasons has heightened our awareness. Trees just meters apart might have utterly different leaf dimensions. Their shape and how they herald autumn could be significantly dissimilar. Yet they are all … Read more

The songs of endings


We know what beginnings sound like. The excited whispers, the first cry, the jubilation of finally arriving. At the start. But what about endings? Why do we often avoid the marking of closure, the celebration of what has been and the rhythm of mourning? Yet even the most magnificent piece of music, or journey or … Read more