Watching a Kingfisher on the Waveney at Bungay

You need to stay still to learn
Anything worth learning.
In the forest, by the river,
At dawn, or dusk or midnight,
Sit down, be quiet and
Soon enough, you’ll hear
And see your fill.



Merrivale is a complex of Bronze Age megalithic monuments on the west side of Dartmoor in Britain, including a double stone row of approximately 250m length, a stone circle and an imposing 3.8m standing stone. You can read more about it here.The image above is a version of the photograph here – I’ve tried to… Continue reading Merrivale

Tuesday, moor-day.

Out onto the moor today. In the midst of all the busy-ness, the prospect of putting miles of moorland under my feet and acres of clear sky in my eyes gladdens my heart like the homecoming that it is, ‘though greater, when I’m out with the skylarks, the buzzards and the long grass. I’ll sing… Continue reading Tuesday, moor-day.

Roads >> Combe Haven Defenders need your pledge of assistance NOW

The Combe Haven Defenders need your help. Trees are being felled for the new road and there just aren’t enough people to stop it happening. They need more help. They are hoping to collect 1066 pledges for peaceful resistance to the road-building… As they write: Over a hundred local people have already signed a pledge… Continue reading Roads >> Combe Haven Defenders need your pledge of assistance NOW

Unis’tot’en solidarity

In case you somehow hadn’t noticed, heavy shit is afoot. Worldwide, the continued ravenous exploitation of the land proceeds apace, largely unchallenged and almost universally unchecked. The increasing thirst for resources means that our civilisation is turning to more and more desperate measures to supply the goods. One such demand is for energy – without