Sunday, September 29, 2013

An Autumnal Set

Thoughts . . .

 Sometimes you see a kit and you think you MUST have it.

 Sometimes it's the pattern,

Sometimes it's the yarn,

 and sometimes it's the colour.

Sometimes you complete the project quickly,

and sometimes you stagnate.

However, there is always 
another thought.

Friday, September 27, 2013


Where are the songs of Spring? 

Ay, where are they?

Think not of them,

thou hast thy music, too -

While barred clouds bloom the soft-dying day,

And touch the stubble-plains

with rosy hue . . .
                                                               To Autumn, John Keats

Monday, September 23, 2013

Clue #4 from John Keats

 A thing of beauty is a joy for ever:

Its loveliness increases; it will never

 Pass into nothingness; but will keep

Full of sweet dreams . . .

And the final clue . . . 

Bakewell? Ashford? Monsal Trail?
Yes, we visited the glorious Derbyshire Dales.

Clue #3 from Herman Melville

 Not magnitude,

not lavishness,

But Form

 - the Site;

 Not innovating wilfulness,

 But reverence

for the Archetype.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Clue #2 from Christina G. Rossetti

 Does the road wind uphill all the way?

 Yes, to the very end.

 Will the day's journey take

 the whole long day?

From morn to night, my friend.

Clue #1 from Sylvia Plath

 The sheep know where they are,

 Browsing in their dirty wool-clouds,

Grey as the weather . . .

Monday, September 16, 2013

Do You Know?

Can you guess where we've been?