Snatching the sound of Manannán's song on the bite of a northwesterly wind

WORDS once SPOKEN now CAPTURED

Natural World (General) Philosophy/reflective Night Time

Twilight Blue

July 4, 2021

Did you know that each evening we experience THREE twilights? Each one with distinctive features and that during this period we respond in physiological ways. Similarly, our ancestors appeared to have taken advantage of thes…

Soundscapes, Boat Life Natural World (General)

Summer Sounds - canalside

June 20, 2021

The hot weather has broken with rain and slab-like grey/white skies. While we wait for the sun’s return, it’s probably a good time to remember those lazy sunny days of long ago (and not so long ago). In this week’s episode w…

Natural World (General) Philosophy/reflective Natural World (Birds)

Fledglings

June 6, 2021

The world is filled with new life, fledglings of all kinds. It is noisy, messing, sometimes cruel, and so full of vitality and life. It’s an boisterous energy that cannot be contained or ignored. From vetch, to rabbits and b…

Boat Life Natural World (General)

Back Home!

April 25, 2021

Back where we belong. Under an old ash tree and a full April moon. After nearly five months of restricted movements, we’re back home, out on the canal! Join us as we stop over at one of our most favourite places to tie up fo…

Natural World (General) Weather

On the Grave of Winter

April 18, 2021

At the beginning of the week we were waking up to snow and each nights the temperatures have been slipping below zero. However, the days are filled with sunshine and warmth, and a vibrancy fills the word. Spring has arrived.…

Natural World (General) Philosophy/reflective

Man on the Bicycle

March 21, 2021

The journey from winter into spring is often messy and ill-defined. Sometimes it feels as if we are making progress and at others the cold and damp of winter days returns. As we are also contemplating moving from lockdown it…

Soundscapes, Boat Life Natural World (General) History (General) Weather

When Ice Sings

Feb. 14, 2021

Tonight, the NB Erica is locked in ice. There’s a wolfish southeaster blowing and the night is filled with rasping creaks and groans. There are times when the ice sings. Acoustic lightning flashes that dart across the frozen…