13 April 2014

It's been a good week. In all respects. I cycled to work every day through the forest and the chestnuts are beginning to flower. But we need rain badly.


  1. I adore the thought of you cycling through the forest. thanks for the lush photos.

  2. "Begin afresh, afresh, afresh."

    Good to hear that you were able to cycle to work through your forest every day and to listen to Philip Larkin's poem. In Northern California, I grew up near coast redwood trees. They have an extraordinary energy for beginning afresh. A fallen redwood tree can send shoots up from its trunk, and they become new trees. When I get over this sinus infection, I will be out in the forest, too. Your forest looks very much like our forests here in Bellingham and very unlike the Redwood forests of my childhood and youth.

    "Begin afresh, afresh, afresh."