07 June 2013

We're Moving!

Actually, we've moved.

We moved to WordPress to rid ourselves of buggy Disqus comments and irritating nests (Blogspot has them now, too, so migrating back to them is no help with the nesting issue).


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See you there!




07/06/13


04 June 2013

04/06/13


Monastery church between Magura & Pestera, Romania

01 June 2013

01/06/13

© Imperial War Museum

24 May 2013

24/05/13


The caged bird sings
with a fearful trill
of things unknown
but longed for still
and his tune is heard
on the distant hill
for the caged bird
sings of freedom. 

23 May 2013

23/05/13

© Jeff Clark

20 May 2013

20/05/13

This image of a Barnardo Boy pulling a plow an a farm near Russell was used on a 
Canada Post stamp commemorating the Home Children. (LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES CANADA)

19 May 2013

19/05/13

Kaieteur Falls
© madmack

18 May 2013

18/05/13






Here among long-discarded cassocks,
Damp stools, and half-split open hassocks,
Here where the vicar never looks
I nibble through old service books.
Lean and alone I spend my days
Behind this Church of England baize.
I share my dark forgotten room
With two oil-lamps and half a broom.
The cleaner never bothers me,
So here I eat my frugal tea.
My bread is sawdust mixed with straw;
My jam is polish for the floor...


- Diary of a Church Mouse, John Betjeman



15 May 2013

15th May 2013




in Just-
spring          when the world is mud-
luscious the little
lame balloonman

whistles          far          and wee

and eddieandbill come
running from marbles and
piracies and it's
spring

when the world is puddle-wonderful

the queer
old balloonman whistles
far          and             wee
and bettyandisbel come dancing

from hop-scotch and jump-rope and

it's
spring
and

         the

                  goat-footed

balloonMan          whistles
far
and
wee

- e.e. cummings

14 May 2013

14/05/13

From The Fab Web

13 May 2013

13/05/13

Rue du Faubourg Saint Denis, 1914

10 May 2013

10/05/13


Remembering Leni

"night and the blessing of the goddess walk protectively with you".

01 May 2013

01/05/2013

Happy May Day!

25 April 2013

25/04/2013


For dearest Leni.



She walks in beauty, like the night
Of cloudless climes and starry skies
And all that's best of dark and bright
Meet in her aspect and her eyes



"night and the blessing of the goddess walk protectively with you". 



24 April 2013

24/04/2013

A path of peace - hopefully one day humanity will find it.

23 April 2013

23/04/2013


Mr Gradgrind -  "Now, what I want is facts,facts and calculations."




19 April 2013