Animal Encounters — tanja britton (Reblog)

Meetings with animals wild and tame make me happy.  And while birds touch my soul most profoundly, I’m always grateful for opportunities to observe and photograph other creatures. All of the following pictures were taken this summer, except for the last one. I had to chuckle when I came across these slightly uncommon pets: not […]

Animal Encounters — tanja britton

*Gerald Durrell’s books about animals in Corfu are fantastic.

Haiku Poetry: ‘Forest Fire’

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No rain for two months
The summer was long and hot
Nature’s innocence

Copyright Francis Barker 2020

Hunstanton Seaside Town, Norfolk

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Hunstanton is one of the better seaside towns of Norfolk, in East Anglia, England.

With travel restrictions in place for most of the year, plus a curtailed holiday season, many Brits have been making the most of their own backyard, including traditional the traditional seaside.

Almost unique, the resort faces west, so is known for its spectacular sunsets. Not too hi-brow, it has a certain old world charm, with a sense of lived-in Victoriana, especially towards the end of the holiday season.

Definitely worth a visit in these strange and difficult times.

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Heaven’s on Fire! Sun Trine Mars – Astrology

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The heavens are more positively charged this morning.

We may be approaching the New Moon in Leo but early today marks a positive boost from the trine (120 degree) aspect from the Sun and Mercury in fiery Leo to Mars in rampant Aries, both the Sun and Mars in their signs of dignity.

We should all have felt some kind of energy surge, but especially you Leo, Aries, Scorpio, Gemini and Virgo types, a wish to enjoy and experience the summer holidays to the full to dispel that Monday morning feeling perhaps?

And with the Moon also just entering Leo, wherever you live, just get out and about and make the most of your day, or evening; socialise, entertain!

Didn’t feel anything different? Ah well.

Copyright Francis Barker 2020

Haiku: Lion Around

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Haiku copyright Francis Barker 2020.

Haiku: Fleeting Summer

Prague, Czech Republic – 2019

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Poppy Season

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Spotlight – ‘Summer’s Vista’ – A poem by Goff James – Published by Sue Vincent (Daily Echo) — Art, Photography and Poetry

Originally posted on Sue Vincent’s Daily Echo: Reblogged from Goff James at Art, Photography and Poetry

via Spotlight – ‘Summer’s Vista’ – A poem by Goff James – Published by Sue Vincent (Daily Echo) — Art, Photography and Poetry

Poem: The Garth

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The accolades like garlands
all around you,
each flower of the palette
in your soul

I saw suns glint in violet eyes,
such rare colour,
your rose petal smiles
on dew laden sward 

You drew me pastel people,
tore them to pieces,
casting high like confetti
in a lavender breeze

Your delicate hand would
demand I take it,
frog march me around
your patchwork garth 

We’d sit in white stillness 
at Indian summer’s end,
our toes dangling in pools
of murky green

And when the grey winds came
soughing demons around us,
you closed that rickety gate
toward Michaelmastide.

copyright Francis Barker 2019

Tanka: The Best Time

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It was the best time
Endless summers before school
just mum, cat and me
Our art of simply being
beat the toil of becoming

copyright Francis Barker 2019