Saturday, 16 November 2013

Victoria Memorial, London

A few photos, late afternoon at the Victoria Memorial, London, when the low sun made long shadows across the stones, and the streets were filled with swirling autumn leaves.

Wednesday, 13 November 2013

November sunset

  • And so, under the cloak of dark night, seen only by stars & creatures of night, winter arrives. The air is harsh & crisp, frost crystallises. 
    The day passes, wellington boots splash through muddy puddles, computer screen blinks, keyboard keys tap. 
    Headlights pinpoint the busy road, flocks of birds drift, unhurried, towards roost. 
    The dying sun lights the sky, the gathered clouds flame brightly.

Friday, 8 November 2013


This weekend, the poppy becomes more than a simple much loved wayside or cornfield flower. Each delicate silken scarlet petal that bow their heads in the fields, or fall in the silence of the Albert Hall, reminds us of all those effected by war, past and present, particularly those (the named and the unknown) who have given the ultimate sacrifice for their country, and for each and every one of us and the freedom we all hold so dear yet mostly take for granted. This weekend, let us say thank you, and, at the going down of the sun and in the morning, remember Them.