A short walk on a cold day led to an encounter with a tree and a lesson learned. My thoughts on what I learn from trees.
‘Easy like Sunday morning’ is one of my favourite songs and there is nothing easier than a soulful, stroll along the Danube, or the Donau as it is known in Vienna. Heading out for a walk, run or cycle is quite a Viennese thing to do. The river becomes a hive of activity for the [...]
“May I walk with you?
In silence!” I said.
“Of course!” she replied
But she chattered instead.
I missed the daffodils this year. A whole month slipped by As I walked with my head down, My thoughts in other places. I missed the daffodils this year. A whole month locked in a room Because I needed to study My head in grammar books. I missed the daffodils this year. A [...]
On Picking Up a Paintbrush The bristles were dipped with care into azure blue. Cobalt paint rolled an ocean wild, untamed And this landlocked soul began to play. A memory surfaced with recognisable hue. Exhilaration slipped its eternal, anchor chain, Freedom untied its moorings and cast off. Over crisp, white paper, the brush strokes launched. [...]
March 2019 Hello there, Spring here. Winter has decided not to be bothered this year. Poor thing, worn out dumping snow on Austria. So I thought I'd come early! I hope you don't mind? Kind regards Spring March 2018 Waltzing with wispy, willow trees The bitter east wind does as it, please. The wilful winter [...]
On still days,
The Sea laps the shores of humanity
Quietly soothing hearts
That it needs no permission
It was a surprising weather window, or so I am told by our AirB&B host as we arrived at our long weekend accommodation fresh [...]