Wednesday, 11 November 2020

Burnham Beeches

"When great trees fall,

rocks on distant hills shudder,

lions hunker down

in tall grasses,

and even elephants

lumber after safety."

(Mayer Angelou)

"Love the trees until their leaves fall off, then encourage them to try again next year."

(Chad Sugg)

Monday, 26 October 2020


"Who else goes to the woods to find peace only to discover themselves in the process? I find forests uncluttered the mind with each breath the trees afford me."

(Michael Poeltl)

" Like branches on a tree, we all grow in different directions yet our roots remain as one."

(Suzy Kassem)

Friday, 25 September 2020

Dr Syn

"A pious and proud minded cleric, with a great taste for good Virginia tobacco and a glass of something hot as for the penning of long sermons which sent everyone to sleep on Sundays."

(Russell Thorndike)

"A tall, slender, charismatic man with a commanding presence. Dr Syn was a man who would have succeeded in any career."

(Mathew Baugh)


Thursday, 3 September 2020


"Draw Lines. Draw lots of Lines."

( Ingres)

"The process of drawing is, before all else, the process of putting the visual intelligence into action, the very mechanics of visual thought."

(Michael Ayerton)

Tuesday, 18 August 2020

Turners House

"I have no secret but hard work. This is the secret that many never learn, and they don't succeed because they don't learn it. Labour is the genius that changes the world from ugliness to beauty, and the great curse to a great blessing."

(J M W Turner)

"If I could find anything blacker than black, I'd use it."

( J M W Turner)

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)