The serious business of peace ………..

A walk up the road yesterday was accompanied by little man made noise. Even in this fairly rural location there is usually the hubhub of our presence. Farm traffic moving, jets buzzing above, people hurrying about – but in this last couple of days there has been little of that. Instead, the hum of silence.

In the interlude – around the Christmas tree, are the happy sounds of children playing and of grown ups watching and cheering them on.

At the feeders. the birds are busy. A riot of goldfinch, a flurry of tree sparrows, and today the first greenfinch of the season. For wild creatures, on the other side of the glass winter is a serious business. A matter, quite literally, of life and death. For us at this special time – questions may arise. How can we find peace in the midst of activity? What’s the meaning of the seasons? How do we change in response to the varying pulses and rhythms of life?

As we move towards the last kick of the year, here is a view over Derwentwater, taken on a Canon A1 a few days ago.

Happy 2012 – everyone …………


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Left with the use of my left arm/hand only, after a serious motor cycle accident in 2005, I am learning to adapt to life with a brachial plexus injury and have developed a style of playing guitar using open tunings. I love drawing, painting and generally messing around in a fairly loose fashion. Can't describe myself as an artist, but perhaps a doodler with intent.

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