joanna paterson

birds, flowers & landscapes, in words & pictures


How The Light Gets In

Ring the bells that still can ring Forget your perfect offering There is a crack in everything That’s how the light gets in. – Leonard Cohen, 1934-2016

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Walking This Earth

This has been a strange and unsettling ten days in the UK. So many things are in flux, the future uncertain, huge questions being asked about politics, identity, nationality, and at the deepest core about our values – what kind of a society we claim to be, and want to be. I found myself in […]

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I was half watching a programme the other night about space. The presenter was talking about gravity. One way to think about gravity, he said, is that everything in the universe is just falling through space time. The moon is falling into the valley created by the mass of the earth. The earth is falling […]

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Ribwort Plantain / Wordless Wednesday

(Wordless Wednesday was and maybe still is a blogging tradition, to post a photograph without words of explanation, on a Wednesday. It always appealed to me in theory, but it doesn’t come naturally to me… However, I’m going to give it a go as a variation in blogging, as part of beginning again.)

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