Tuesday, 15 October 2013


The outside wall
Raining ruby leaves,
Rush to be soaked by their richness

Saturday, 12 October 2013


A lion cub drapes a paw over its mother's shoulder, casual-like. Such a human-like gesture hits me in the gut, brings tears to my eyes as I long my my babies far away at home. 

Mitsuaki Iwago, Tanzania 1986

Friday, 11 October 2013


Look up at the fine tracery of still full boughs against the soft autumn sky
while the wind rushes the milky green river to the sea and a chill through my bones. 

Horse Chestnut

Can you remember walking to school on a crisp autumn morning? Walking through the fallen leaves to the rustle and crunch? Hunting for conkers along the way? Conkers, hard glossy rounded nuts that were treasures in themselves. Keep them in your pockets stroking their skins throughout the learning day. Smile. 

Thursday, 10 October 2013


I wasn't prepared for the sheer drama of it all. On ever corner, on every street, there is a ruin, an architectural glory.


Hot black liquid
Aromatic source
Watch the steam rise