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14 June

Port Hedland, from where iron ore was shipped to Japan, is on the north coast of Western Australia. The men on the construction site came to work and sleep, and little more.

7 June

Nothing is worse than pointless work.

31 May

Don't search too far ahead. What you're looking for may be right in front of you.

24 May

Just keep going. Just carry on.

17 May

"It was as if the flowers had strayed one day
From the fields and hedgerows where they grew,
And they had all agreed to stay
In such a lovely place to play."

10 May

Mid-May in the fields near Chepstow.

3 May

Go back to the 'Ode: Intimations of Immortality' or , if you have not read it, enjoy it for the first time.

Brief Encounter

A single smile can, and does, work wonders.

26 April

Look up at the sky! It's not that hard to do!

19 April

Don't let the moment pass you by.

12 April

It has been a long time coming but finally all the flowers of spring have their moment on the stage.

5 April

In England it is mid spring now, and the season is as beautiful as ever. Spring never disappoints.

29 March

In 1770 Oliver Goldsmith wrote 'The Deserted Village' , lamenting the drift of country people to the cities. It is still with us. "There is nothing new under the sun."

22 March

Spring is back!

15 March

The leaves never fail. Sooner or later, when you least expect it, there they are, changing everything.

8 March

“Daffodils, That come before the swallow dares, and take The winds of March with beauty.” 'The Winter's Tale'

1 March

The cold but cheerful city of Soria by the River Duero in the north of Spain has always been the home of poets.

23 February

They have returned, these lines of caterpillars, that the people call Processionària.