joanna paterson

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Falling

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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A Sense of Belonging

I read something the other day that started me thinking about gratitude, and belonging. How we feel a sense of gratitude when we feel that we belong – and perhaps that we feel a greater sense of belonging when we cultivate gratitude. A sense of belonging is, for me, inextricably tied to the earth: feeling […]

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Welcoming the Snowdrops

clump of snowdrops dancing in sunlight

When does a year begin? For me it is this day, when the sun is finally shining and you walk out in hope because surely they must be here by now, and even though it’s not much of a surprise, even though it’s become something of a ritual for you, this watching for them, waiting, […]

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The Edge of the Flowers

The early autumn here has been beautiful, weeks and weeks it feels like of dry sunny weather, and all the light we didn’t get in the summer. Warm too – last Sunday, the first of November, I was picnicking on the side of a hill in jeans and t-shirt! I confess though, there’s something about […]

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