Thursday, 30 January 2014

The Painswick Yews

" Lets talk of graves, of worms, and epitaphs;
Make dust our paper and with rainy eyes
Write sorrow on the bosum of the earth,
Lets choose executors and talk of wills."

(William Shakespear. Richard III)

"Within its gates I heard the sound.
Of winds in cypress caverns caught
Of huddling trees that moaned and sought
To whisper what their roots had found."

(George Sterling. A dream of fear)

Sunday, 19 January 2014


"Rilke wrote: These trees are magnificent, but even more magnificent is the sublime and moving spaces between them, as though their growth it too increased."

(Gaston Bachelard)

"Trees, how many of 'em do we need to look at ?"

(Ronald Regan)

Monday, 6 January 2014


"....the greatest merit of the place is that one can arrange ones life here exactly as one pleases...."

(Henry James)

"Of course I have played outdoor games. I once played dominoes in an open air cafe in Paris."

(Oscar Wilde)