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  "The diligent farmer plants trees, of which he himself will never see the fruit."-Cicero

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 It was a great time for us in Cornwall with you. Every day I´m in thoughts of the coastal path way.

- Brigitte, Germany

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Walking blog: The philosophy of walking

Snowdrops' slow ascent towards the sky

Some creative writing about snowdrops:-


It is that tale tale sign of a green triangle 2 cms high,


With a white edge pushing its way above the detritus and mulch of winter.

The tinge of white at their tip teases one into believing that they will flower so soon

(will I miss it), this afternoon, tomorrow, no the day after.

No the next, until suddenly they burst into full flowering.

The sign of winter’s thaw, the revolving of the seasons

The colour of purity, delicacy, surrender and light.

A line of green, nature’s vein reminding us of the basic life giving chemical,


Oh but for the vision of a snowdrop!

All those biology lessons would have been taken in,

Consumed and looked forward to.

If only our teachers would have begun the dreary winter term

With one site visit to inspect the first Snowdrop.

I, for one would have taken notice, pricked up my ears,

Viewed in awe and embraced this most hated of subjects.