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Winter sun

It is the end of the year. The sun is low in the sky, glimpsed through the bare branches of the trees as I move through the wood. On this short day, the sun has not risen far above the … Continue reading

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Footprints, traces and lines

The memory of landscape; remnants of the past, traces of former actions. Traces of past lives: a footprint here, a line there, impressed, inscribed, drawn into the landscape. Some last but a fleeting moment. Others endure through the centuries, millennia … Continue reading

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Home

This is something I wrote just before Christmas last year. I didn’t post it on this blog then but, as I have been thinking again recently about the meaning of home, I thought I would post it here now. It … Continue reading

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The mound

I climb the stairs out of the train station, make my way along the bridge high above the train tracks, out onto the Main Street and turn east. Passing familiar landmarks – the bank, the little jeweller’s shop, the church … Continue reading

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A map of memories

Today I went on a journey without leaving my living room. Busyness and a bout of flu have meant that I have not been able to get out and about recently and I was feeling restless so, as an antidote, … Continue reading

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The Old Woman

The Caliach or old woman. She stands on a hillside overlooking the sea, tall, thin and ancient, battered a little by the years, keeping lonely watch, millennia long. Penned in now as if there were a need to imprison and control … Continue reading

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Glimpsing the past in the trees

In December last year I, along with a group of family and friends, went for a walk in Pollok Park in Glasgow. Walking in the woodland gardens above Pollok House, we came across the Pollok beech. Oddly shaped, old and … Continue reading

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