Wednesday, 5 August 2020


"I can think of no other edifice constructed by man as altruistic as a lighthouse. They were built only to serve."

(George Bernard Shaw)

It might have been the lighthouse spark
Some sailor, rowing in the dark,
Had importuned to see!

(Emily Dickinson)

Thursday, 30 July 2020

Willows Old Romney

He took some of the seed of your land and put it in fertile soil. He planted it like a willow by abundant water.

(Ezekiel 17:5)

We Say of the oak. How grand of Girth! Of the willow we say, How slender! And yet to the soft grass clothing the earth. How slight the praise we render.

(Edgar Fawcett)

Sunday, 14 June 2020


"In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there is an invincible summer."

(Albert Camus)

"Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass, it's learning about dancing in the rain."

(Viviane Greene)

Tuesday, 26 May 2020

The Garden

" Let us not forget that the cultivation of the earth is the most important labour of man. When tillage begins other arts follow. The farmers , therefore are the founders of civilisation." 

(Daniel Webster)

"The lesson I have thoroughly learnt, and wish to pass on to others, is to know the enduring happiness that the love of a garden gives."

(Gertrude Jekyll)

Saturday, 4 April 2020

The Studio

"The only thing I know is that if I get to the studio, that means I am alive today."

(Robert Farber)

"Never Apologise for your Studio."

(Denise Bezanson)

Thursday, 12 March 2020

Canada Geese

"If you want to save a species, simply decide to eat it. Then it will be managed- like chickens' like turkeys, like deer, like canada geese."

(Ted Nugent)

" If you feel the urge, don't be afraid to go on a wild goose chase. What do you think geese are for anyway?"

(Will Rogers)

Thursday, 27 February 2020

The New Forest

"Trees're always a relief after people."

(David Mitchell)

"How humans love to plunder the forest, like spoiled children with their parents ATM card and no concept of moderation."

(Paul Rosolie)

Thursday, 6 February 2020


"Gardening adds years to your life and life to your years."


"A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they know they will never sit in."

(Greek Proverb)