In just over a week I have gone from Edinburgh to Block Island and walked on different paces, different beaches, looking at different skies, as the weather shifts from calm to wind to fog to clear sun. The photos are from my last evening in Edinburgh, then walking on BI, on Ballards and Cooneymus with … More Changes – regenerative culture
Cramond Isle in the Firth of Forth can be reached by a Causeway – when the tide is low. In all my years living in Edinburgh, and loving going to Cramond for the other walks, along the river Almond or the coast to Silverknowes, I had not once got the timing right, and had never … More Cramond Isle
Summer in February, sleet and snow yesterday, clear and warm enough today. I walked down to the Edinburgh Mosque to hand in a card of support and sympathy, and lots of other people had the same idea. Jacintha Ardern and the people of New Zealand have responded with ACTION. There will be a ban on … More Support as well as sympathy
I have been in Edinburgh nearly 29 years now, and often visit Cramond, but never once managed to time it so I can walk out the Causeway. It is tidal, there are big warning signs and tide tables at the entrance. I thought I migh tmanage to make the island today, but three-quarters of the … More Cramond and Causeway
Can it really be only February? [Records are being broken for temperature highs] I remember arriving here about this time last year, and it was all snow and ice – with the usual wind – now it is a not-winter winter. I went for a bike ride along the canal from Lochrin Basin [just five … More Sunday Bike Ride
February – yesterday was pretty stormy – but it looks as though somewhere there are thoughts of Spring coming. Snowdrops appear, and the crocus [crocusses/croci?] are trying to show their colours. The days are getting a little longer. It seems too soon to think of spring, but my mind seems to have a mind of … More Is it too soon to think of Spring?
Just as well I am here, not there. One reason for being in Edinburgh was that it was obvious that the heating system [over 30 years old] was like me getting a bit past it, and unlike me could be replaced by a new system so I would be making plans for after the winter, … More Gratitude
I have now been in Edinburgh one week. Is that all? Time is so subjective, it feels like a month. Seeing Edinburgh son, catching up side by side not over BI internet. Seeing my friend Mary [a young 90] who went in to hospital last Friday, came out again on Tuesday, and her son, and … More Love being in Edinburgh, miss elsewhere
It is raining today, after a few beautiful clear days. I thought I would just post a few photos from the last month’s walking, plus a couple from the “activities worth remembering” that is (i) joining Molly and some of the Block Island singers on the solstice evening, and then seeing that wonderful full moon … More Look back or look forward?
Tried to reblog this post from World Beyond War, but couldn’t see how to do that, so try the link to them instead. Yemen, Poisoned Water and a Green New Deal This is a quote: War and preparations for war are among the top destroyers, if not the top destroyer, of our natural environment. No … More Many Shades of Green