Haiku: Beautify

Flowers in a jug,
miracles are in the bud —
beautify yourself

Copyright Francis 2021

The Book That Made Me a Vegetarian & What’s Next on My Reading List — Adventures of a Bibliophile (Reblog)

Today is Hug a Vegetarian Day! (Yes, it is a real and very random holiday.) And, since I am both a vegetarian and probably in need of a hug right now, I thought I might as well turn this into a blog post. And, since this is a book blog, I figured it would be […]

The Book That Made Me a Vegetarian & What’s Next on My Reading List — Adventures of a Bibliophile

The Vegetarian Lifestyle — fashionandstylepolice (Reblog)

I recently wrote a blog post about how my diet and body has changed massively in the last few months. Some weeks ago, I wasn’t sure where my new diet would fit in but now I know where I fall in nicely. I am a vegetarian. This new way of life wasn’t planned. It was […]

The Vegetarian Lifestyle — fashionandstylepolice

*A vegetarian diet can help with weight loss.

A History of Fruit and Art — Where Creativity Works (Reblog)

“With an apple I will astonish Paris.” – Paul Cézanne, 1839-1906 Fruit’s existence is one of my favorite parts of being a human. It sounds silly, but the sensation of eating something that is explicitly designed by nature for that purpose fills me with a wonderful sense of contentment. Fruit is beautiful to look at, […]

A History of Fruit and Art — Where Creativity Works

The Fall is Here — but Here We Call it Autumn

Photo copyright Francis Barker 2020

In England the holiday season is all but over. It’s been short and difficult.

Now with autumn upon us, it’s hard to fathom out where this crazy year has been taking us and how fast it’s gone by — just as well, perhaps.

One of the things I have been musing upon is the name autumn, a borrowing from French, one of many thousands of French words in the English language. The older I get, the more I prefer the Stateside term ‘fall’, it is so much more expressive and, well, native.

Either way, it’s never been more important to get out and about in the fresh air when you can, especially on a glorious autumn, or fall, day.

Copyright Francis Barker 2020