Crossing the Meadows, this time of year there are always the daffodils. This year, there are five new murals on the walls that bound the North Walk. And, for those who are not in Edinburgh, the SLOW sign on the road is for BICYCLES. No cars here.
Since I arrived in Edinburgh to work [in 1990, OMG where does the time go?] I have lived by the Meadows, and frequently shopped in a very particular local street, Argyll Place. This is a street of small shops, and enterprising stores, like the Bicycle Place, Kong, the Thai/chinese restaurant, the New Leaf (organic foods). … More A Little Loss
I arrived in Edinburgh 4 days ago. It feels like Edinburgh spring, sort of grey, bit of rain, not a lot of bright light, but just look at the crocus everywhere, and some early blossom. And, it is warm (after this year’s New England winter) warm is very good.
As evening falls, later each day, the birds have taken to settling on the roofs. The clock here in USA went forward today. It feels like spring… or nearly like spring. There is still snow out there. The biggest icicle I have ever seen was there yesterday, hanging from my neighbour’s roof, now it has … More Wellness – feeling good
I am having a Mary Oliver moment … or two … or three. Her poetry is a joy. What is the Greatest Gift? by Mary Oliver, in Red Bird What is the greatest gift? Could it be the world itself – the oceans, the meadowlark, the patience of the trees in the wind? Could it … More The Greatest Gift