There is an emanation from the heart
which cannot be described,
but is immediately felt and puts
the stranger at his ease.
Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life.
It turns what we have into enough...
It turns denial into acceptance,
chaos to order, confusion to clarity.
It can turn a meal into a feast,
a house into a home,
a stranger into a friend.
Don't be satisfied with stories,
how things have gone with others.
Unfold your own myth.
May my life be like a great
hospitable tree, and may
weary wanderers find in
me a rest.
~John Henry Jowett
Saturday, 15 March 2014
As you walk into the gates leading to the meadow, you're greeted by the War Memorial Garden, which as a quintessential English border, has something in bloom at all times of the year. The garden is beautifully framed by the backdrop of Christ Church's Tom Tower and dining hall.
Saturday, 8 March 2014
|The Dorset Coast, St. Jude's Storm, October 2013|
|Prime farmland, homes, and villages submerged in the Somerset Levels.|
|"There are some things you learn best in calm,|
and some in storm." ~Willa Cather
"BEHOLD MY FRIENDS THE SPRING IS COME, THE EARTH GLADLY RECEIVED THE EMBRACES OF THE SUN, AND WE SHALL SOON SEE THE RESULTS OF THEIR LOVE." ~Sitting Bull
Friday, 7 March 2014
|"It is spring again. The earth is like a |
child that knows poems by heart."
~Rainer Maria Rilke
|Merton College along Grove Walk|
One of the first signs was the snowdrops bravely pushing their way through last summer's grasses and autumn weeds, which were cruelly battered down and flattened by months of wind and rain. They're not as delicate as they look, these little snowdrops.
|"She turned to the sunlight and shook her yellow head,|
And whispered to her neighbour, winter is dead." ~A.A. Milne
"In the spring, at the end of the
day, you should smell like dirt."
|Merton College at Grove Lane|
|Oxford University Parks|