Next month the processionària will return to the woods in Mallorca, These long lines of caterpillars come down from the pines and look for a safe place to spend the summer.
As we start the new year, we revisit the poem 'Janus' – the god of doors, gateways, beginnings and endings.
Empty Spain. They call it 'La España vaciada'. It is the huge expanse of country where the young people and their children have gone, and a few old people are left. They are the last villagers.
One of the most important things we can achieve is to be able to distinguish between what is worthwhile and what is not.
It is just before Christmas, and we are doing our best to get everything ready. Just as the villagers in Brittany did in the early 1300s.
'Nil Desperandum!' This was the title of a short story I read at school many years ago. 'Never Despair!' It's not a bad guide to keep by you!
Grace Darling saved the lives of nine survivors from the wrecked steamship, the Forfarshire. She was born on 24 November, 1815.
Visit Almazán if you can. Drive north of Madrid for a couple of hours, and there you will find the town, waiting.
Poetry can take many forms, and this a plea for more of those poems that are close to songs.