Across the Bridge October into November colours Wednesday 2 Nov 2022

It is the time of suspension and falling and the glimmering colours before the quiet release …the most gentle sweep to sustain into the dead still of the Cailleach’s grip. hawthorn and sorbus berries, scarlet and vermillion – October CRUSH – golden stars of maple and sycamore, fallen acorns hatching pink seekers all rain-swept inContinue reading “Across the Bridge October into November colours Wednesday 2 Nov 2022”

Tuesday 18th October 2022 Chestnut Tree

Today I feel I may have got my last haul from the bole of the chestnut tree… “my chestnut tree” who presides over the entrance to Glenview park. As I write this I feel the precariousness of her position, on a road, a conduit East – West across the City’s Northside, but thankfully not theContinue reading “Tuesday 18th October 2022 Chestnut Tree”

Conkers and the moon…Monday 10 Oct 22

The horse chestnut tree is releasing its fruit; for a month I have been passing by and picking up the fallen ones – I find them bounced on the concrete, scattered across the tarmac, cracked open along the seams, released from their fleshy enclosure, in the grass an eye opens in the gap. I haveContinue reading “Conkers and the moon…Monday 10 Oct 22”

Blue zip opening Sat 1 – Thurs 6 October 2022

It’s past the autumn equinox, the days are shortening into winter and time has flown, flowed in summer flux since my last postings …I have been away from the Glen, lost my footing there with all of my busyness … the connection is fragile, on the surface at least … the connection needs continuity …lastContinue reading “Blue zip opening Sat 1 – Thurs 6 October 2022”

Ottertalk, Coots, midges and Piper at the well, Fri 6-Fri 13.05.2022

Wednesday in the Glen Resource Centre a gathering of otter enthusiasts heard Paddy Sleeman share his knowledge and answer questions about Cork’s urban otter population, 11 have been counted by the disitillary and 8 on the Bride – they have always been here he insists, across Cork’s rivers in abundance. Their white markings may beContinue reading “Ottertalk, Coots, midges and Piper at the well, Fri 6-Fri 13.05.2022”

cuckoo trail – retracing steps in twos and threes Thursday 5.5.2022 call and response

Moorhen’s floating nest Palest of cuckoo flower at the oil spill open to all that comes on the breeze listening to the birds, waiting in vain for the cuckoo…? A gentle placement at the tri-trunkular tilla cordata (small leaved lime)… an offering of sorts it seems The Ash over the zigzag, near or far stillContinue reading “cuckoo trail – retracing steps in twos and threes Thursday 5.5.2022 call and response”

Sun and cycles of repopulation 18-22.04.2022

These days I have been entering the Glen via the ZigZag, too early for Sunview East (which is still under lock & key till the Council begin their day) It’s been some time since I walked this path – the way is lush with Winter heliotrope ruffling the borders of my descent, an audience ofContinue reading “Sun and cycles of repopulation 18-22.04.2022”