Monthly Archives: March 2012

Poems in the Landscape

March 30, 2012, 2:38 pm by Heather Webster

I find poems in the vineyard. They are woven from light and spider webs. They rise with wisps of mist on a cold morning. They are conversations without words. Like shoals of fish in the shallows, they flash and dart, or fill my senses with music or colour, then float away. Poems of landscape are … Continue reading

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War in the Trees

March 14, 2012, 2:22 pm by Heather Webster

It is war in the trees. Our orchard is always a popular spot and normally the birds co-exist with minimum aggression from either party. Now, with the ripening of the almonds, it is the most popular spot in the district. There are a dozen almond trees; a sufficient incentive to attract a large flock of … Continue reading

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Leaf Magic

March 6, 2012, 12:48 pm by Windsong Wines

Some people just don’t get plants. They seem oblivious to the fact that plants underpin our lives. Plants are salad and clothes and timber for houses and fuel and of course food for the all the animals we eat. Even all the synthetics we think we are so clever to make are derived from oil … Continue reading

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Dying by Degrees

March 1, 2012, 11:54 am by Windsong Wines

As I walked across the campus I saw “Dying by Degrees” sprayed near the lecture theatre. This barb directed at students at the University of the Third Age instantly became my favourite piece of graffiti. Similar to “Military Intelligence is a Contradiction in Terms” which I remember was regularly scrawled on the walls of the … Continue reading

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