Celebrating him!

Funny, Clever and Brave...
Irreverent, Naughty and Rather Kind...
Loved and missed
Laughter is good. We all know that.

Knowing how to make people laugh and forget sweating the tedious small stuff for a little while is better yet!
It brings a kind of relaxation to the face -
and spirit!
Rob could do that...

Saturday, 21 May 2016



Six years on. And so much has happened, so much has changed. The garden for example has gone from nil to overflowing!

All the same - plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose. I miss you. Pressing on -

Saturday, 2 January 2016

A sunrise, a memory and a song on the radio that somehow says all the right words

Thursday, 21 May 2015

Five Years On

Never forgotten. Always remembered. Today and All Days.

Wednesday, 21 May 2014

This Year's Roses













Clearly, I will never win a prize for photography but, who knows, I may one day win a prize for a rose...

(But then again, it is of course a wonderful year for them...)

Whatever. Just joyful in the garden today.


Luminary

My luminary,
my morning and evening
star. My light at noon
when there is no sun
and the sky lowers. My balance
of joy in a world
that has gone off joy’s
standard. Yours the face
that young I recognised
as though I had known you
of old. Come, my eyes
said, out into the morning
of a world whose dew
waits for your footprint.
Before a green altar
with the thrush for priest
I took those gossamer
vows that neither the Church
could stale nor the Machine
tarnish, that with the years
have grown hard as flint,
lighter than platinum
on our ringless fingers.

R.S. Thomas