Friday, 17 October 2014


"Such days of Autumnal decline hold strange mystery which adds to the gravity of our moods."

(Charles Nodier)

"And I rose
In rainy Autumn
And walked abroad in a shower of all my days..."

(Dylan Thomas)

Tuesday, 7 October 2014

Sunflowers and Goose Decoy

"Drawing is like making an expressive gesture with the advantage of permanence."

(Henri Matisse)

"Everything starts with a dot."

(Wassily Kandinsky)

Saturday, 4 October 2014


"If you feel the urge don't be afraid to go on a wild goose chase. What do you think wild geese are for anyway?"

(Will Rogers)

"The art of taxation consists in so plucking the goose as to obtain the largest amount of feathers with the smallest amount of hissing."

(Jean Babtiste Colbert)

Wednesday, 1 October 2014


"What goes up must come down."

(Isaac Newton)

"Even if I knew tomorrow the world would go to pieces. I would still plant my apple tree."

(Martin Luther)

Wednesday, 24 September 2014


"The sea has never been friendly to man. At most it has been the accomplice of human restlessness."

(Joseph Conrad)

"it was the land of the sea, they said civilization ends at the waterline. Beyond that, we all enter the food chain, and not always right at the top."

(Hunter S Thompson)

Monday, 15 September 2014


"The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes."

(Marcel Proust)

"I tramp a perpetual journey."

(Walt Whitman)

Thursday, 4 September 2014

A Grandaughter

"A rose with all of its sweetest leaves yet folded"


"It sometimes happens, even in the best of families, that a baby is born. This is not necessarily cause for alarm. The important thing is to keep your wits about you and borrow some money."

(Elinor Goulding Smith)

Thursday, 21 August 2014


"I went a mile farther on the hills, and so came where they were digging in the tin mines.There were at least twenty mines all in sight, which employ a great many people at work almost night and day, but constantly all and every day, including the Lords Day, which they are forced to prevent their mines being overflowed with water".

(Celia Fiennes)

"If the tin mines shut, it will be the end of places like St Just and Pendeen because they will become ghost towns".

(D Alford)