Monthly Archives: May 2022

Stories from the Early Morning

There is a long period at this time of year between dawn and sunrise when light has a special quality –  less contrast, less colour, yet far from gloomy. The picture above captures it. I parked the car at 5:30 … Continue reading

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Return to the midsummer sunrise

It’s 4:00 am. Why did I wake an hour earlier than usual? Following the dictate of my current guru Rangan Chatterjee,  I have the room blacked out. This even extends to a slipper hooked over the LED charger by the … Continue reading

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The good news is – everything is getting worse!

Yes, everything everywhere is getting worse and that realisation makes me feel so much better. I grew up in a world which thought it had learnt from the receding threat of nuclear war, which thought it had learnt how to … Continue reading

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A River Runs Through It

I’m sitting here, back propped up on an old log, flask of coffee, snack, camera and binoculars by my side and I’m watching a few birds and a great deal of water. It’s one of my favourite bits of the … Continue reading

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