I just dont know what to think at this very moment, the world is in so nuch pain and distress and feel so helpless to bring any kind of relief except run away from it, but where, the world now seems so small. This Vaughan Williams piece of music is helping me through ( clip below) and the need to escape to somewhere green is ever present
So yesterday I had a splendid afternoon wandering the Cass Sculpture foundation’s 26 acres of forest. Some pieces did not touch me in anyway, just passed me by without any real dialogue, some spoke to me, lured my thoughts and feelings into unexplored territories, some lifted my spirits to a higher plane and one piece in particular mesmerised me totally.
Looking at all the figures staring at me in the woods made me think. The faint watery sunshine was glinting though the trees, it looked as if this gathering of people had marched away from the light, given up on what life used to be, they looked sad and I began to ponder of what life was like looking through they eyes of a child. Now past my prime and sullied by the toxic life we have slowly inhaled these past decades, that light of innocence seems so far away. I walked through the gathering of these eerie metallic shadows and felt the alienation they all felt, severed from their roots, walking aimlessly and then I glanced back and in an instant hope returned. The view had a different energy a real strength and I realised why, we were all walking towards the light, all of us together as a tribe, a community. Together we can change the world, one step at a time and we must not give up hope.
I realised I do not want to feed or support the corporations anymore, enough is enough, I don’t want to give my power away anymore. I am streamlining my life. Why do I have “stuff” I thought I was already doing this, but it’s not enough, I need to do more…………………………… it’s all go to go
Let our dream for the world he big
Wow, such a wonderful couple of days, to feel that warm sun on my skin………. not long now and back to Greece and hopefully a little more consistent sun !. Its gloomy again and raining right now !
Poor old veg it doesn’t know what is happening, one good thing is the BEES, they keep on doing what they do best, pollinating the veg flowers ! Runner Bean that are climbing the high red brick wall are alive with the buzzing bees going about their business. Bean are very abundant now, one of my fave veggies. Tomatoes are abundant too but with the weather, not many ripen. I grew a lot this year, 20 plants or more, but I am lucky if I get more than a handful a day, thought I would be having a real glut and could be bottling up their sunshine for the winter. Courgettes much the same, no glut and I have so many recipes to cope with it this year too.
Breakfasted on my toms, sauteed in a little oil and smoked paprika with scrambled eggs. Not my eggs , would love to have some hens, but not possible where I live sadly, perhaps one day when I am in Greece with my design and sculpture studio,garden and time just for myself !
My Sweetpeas I have picked a bunch fresh everyday since mid June, so delighted, so well worth the trouble growing from seed.
after bathing in the south facing bay window, then being put outside and blasted by cold winds these past weeks, my veggies are now beginning to be bathed in some sunshine and coming back to their former glory. It certainly hasn’t been a very good start to the growing season, totally unlike last year !
calming, tranquil, peaceful, my third time back in Cephalonia. One week southwards in Spartia, beautiful countryside, vineyards, monasteries and such friendly people. Now in the Northern tip of the island, magnificent vistas across to Ithaca and Lefkas, turquoise seas and the bluest of blue skies, forests, shady walks amongst the pines, birdsong around every corner…………
Have you tried these? so easy to grow, just 3-4 weeks and they are ready to trim off and use in salads and stir fries
These are about 2 weeks. If you carefully cut above the first pair of leaves you will more than likely get a second crop.
here is a tasty recipe https://www.pinterest.com/pin/529665606147858306/
Borlotti beans, luscious sweet figs, yellow and green courgettes, fresh mint, yellow tomatoes
A tub of hedgerow picked blackberries, swapped for some courgettes.
Have loads of chillies coming along, and my sweetpeas are in bud at last !!
PS , just realised the figs have ripened almost 4 weeks earlier than last year !!