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

Windy Days and Nights

Feb. 13, 2022

You join us tonight at the end of a rather windy day. There seems to be a fairly common feeling that we have been encountering a lot of blustery winds recently, both meteorologically and metaphorically. Tonight, we stoke the…

Natural World (General) Philosophy/reflective History (General) Weather

Winter Wisdom (Wintrum frod)

Dec. 12, 2021

Following the epic weather of the past few weeks, we go back in time to a period that best celebrated this type of weather. In this episode we explore why the enigmatic appeal of Anglo-Saxon poetry and its fascination (or ev…

Boat Life Natural World (General) Radio Weather

Shipping Forecasts and Weather Logs

Oct. 10, 2021

When I meet people who listen to this podcast, one of the most frequently mentioned features is the inclusion of the weather log with which I end each episode. This week I talk about what inspired it, one of which is my chil…

Soundscapes, Boat Life Philosophy/reflective Weather

May Rains

May 9, 2021

This week the rains swept in pushed by great fronts of ocean air – moisture from places with magical names that I hear on the shipping forecast and can only imagine. Life around progressed without a murmur and the ground dra…

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.…

Weather

A Whispered Spring

Feb. 28, 2021

Everywhere the world is filled with the whispered spring. The first of this year’s lambs scamper and nuzzle in the field above us and skylarks sing high from under a bowl of Wedgewood blue. A softer, warmer wind blows, and t…

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…