Category Archives: blossoms

IFORD MANOR GARDEN

At Bradford-on-Avon we climbed uneven steps, and tackled twisting paths of the Garden, a delight for those who enjoy a walk among nature. Situated on the River Frome, the site has been occupied since Roman times, with extensive views of … Continue reading

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GRAND SHEIKH ZAYED MOSQUE

David outside the entrance dome  to the mosque. A subterranean passage and escalators now take one  right outside – a boon in the heat. I first visited the Grand Sheikh Zayed  Mosque a couple of years ago. Since then the improvements  have … Continue reading

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STOURHEAD

STOURHEAD On a visit to the UK, we’ve been lucky enough to explore a number of attractive gardens. Each brings its own unique charm. Stourhead, as the name suggests, is at the head of the river Stour, in Wiltshire. It’s … Continue reading

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ARLES

The amphitheatre has 33 rows of seats; in Roman times the actors were all men. The arena, was built on two levels, where 20,000 people could watch blood sports, gladiators pitted against wild animals. The site was in use until … Continue reading

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WELCOME TO

ATHENS 1995 perhaps jason pilots the olympic airlines flight towards greece    cradle of european civilization  plato’s dialogues  socrates’ philosophy  pythagoras’ secret numbers mythical argonauts gild skies  golden lambswool clouds freshly shorn   afternoon light steals into night timeless   past  present  future  … Continue reading

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ROWING ON THE AVON

our skiff noses  into the current golden flakes     sparkles kingfisher   winged bolt of blue avon flounces her gown  of yellow wildflowers   willows undulating glass waterfalls and abstract jiggles of light green dragonfly  wings  quiver splish   splash   splosh neophyte … Continue reading

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NATURE

Many of us are awed by the beauty of a morning sunrise, inspired by the golden veil of evening stretching over the landscape, delighted with animals in their natural environment, and think it cute to see ducklings toddling along in … Continue reading

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LOVE IS…

The Greeks have three words to describe love. Philadelphia or brotherly affection, fondness, friendship, attachment. Agape – spiritual devotion, respect, fidelity and Eros the passionate variety, combines the qualities of all three with adulation, amour, delight, enchantment, rapture, mystery, lust … Continue reading

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KISS

  cherry tree    veiled in white pollen    for the bees stolen kiss    and laughter trembling   on the breeze

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