Saturday, 31 October 2009

Hartland Point

a long path
as the sun goes slowly down
secluded bay

Friday, 30 October 2009

Hartland Abbey Bench

beneath vegetation
above the bog garden

Thursday, 29 October 2009

Cliff Top

grassy knoll
over the cliffs
people below

Wednesday, 28 October 2009


and path to the sea --
location, location

Tuesday, 27 October 2009

Mulberry Bush

entrance garden
mulberry bush
and sundial

Monday, 26 October 2009

Evening Meal

Luisa cooks
I watch as a murder
is committed

Sunday, 25 October 2009

Sunny Afternoon

and sketching on stones
setting sun

Saturday, 24 October 2009


black sheep frolic
and grouse

Friday, 23 October 2009

Hartland Abbey Bench

by a blue hydrangea
on the shrubbery walk

Thursday, 22 October 2009

Freshwater Pool

glints on water
too cold to bathe

Wednesday, 21 October 2009


extra guests
easy to accomodate
in colour, too

Tuesday, 20 October 2009

Our Lady of Pity

unknown statue
I choose to believe is
Laverstone's Prime

Monday, 19 October 2009


and watercolours
tidal pools

Sunday, 18 October 2009

Entrance Steps

as close as we get --
the riches of the rich
too costly to see

Saturday, 17 October 2009

Below the Waterfall

water bubbles
on the final leg of the journey
to the sea

Friday, 16 October 2009

Hartland Abbey Bench

a grand backdrop
to a simple bench
Viginia Creeper

Thursday, 15 October 2009


left behind -
a bridge over
placid waters

Wednesday, 14 October 2009

Strawberry Waters

a bridge
amongst the brambles
babbling brook

Tuesday, 13 October 2009

Cottage - Hartland Abbey

cottage chimneys
before the walled garden
moss and ferns

Monday, 12 October 2009

Above the Waterfall

sun on the water
fingers of rock reach out
to Lundy

Sunday, 11 October 2009

Market Hall

sunny morning
schoolchildren milling
about the town

Saturday, 10 October 2009

Devious, painted

The statue Becky gave me, painted

Welcombe Mouth

sea foam
leaves a line in the sand
hills fade to mist

Friday, 9 October 2009

Hartland Abbey Bench

a bench
on the ladies' walk
in the sunshine

Thursday, 8 October 2009

Blatant Plug


A little stonecast Devious, made by Becky

Elderberry Tree

on the roadside
an elder yields a pound
of bright purple berries

Wednesday, 7 October 2009


not my dogs
but they encourage
thoughts of home

Tuesday, 6 October 2009


on the path
above the waterfall -
perilous edge

Monday, 5 October 2009

Big Blue Demon

Hurrah! The last stop of the Blog tour for 'An Ungodly Child' is at Aims' Big Blue Barn West

Go and say hello!

The Lake

a Sunday stroll
past moorhens and ducks
No Boating

Sunday, 4 October 2009

her aide de memoir

she touches
a glass ball –
the Taj Mahal in a snowstorm
bought from a trader
that had never seen snow
and never would
an aide de memoir
that proves she was there
and she remembers a holiday
when I was nine and hated the sun.

I bought her Hogwarts –
plastic spires under winter skies
with battery operated lights –
and she swore she'd been there
after St Mary's but before University
and learned witchcraft
at Rowling's knee

A361 Lay-by

a rest stop
for weary legs
and three smokers

Friday, 2 October 2009

Strawberry Waters

Evening sun
and the promise
of a week more

Thursday, 1 October 2009