When the heather blooms: the end of summer

Heather (Calluna vulgaris) by John Haslam

I do my best to appreciate the land as it is, today, through all of the seasons. Sometimes I sing about it; sing to it. It helps move the energy of the season through me; it helps me to settle into how things are, not how I would wish them to be. [Read more...]

In Glasgow We Talk A Lot About Weather

Queen's Park in Glasgow on a rare sunny day in May 2013

Last week I wrote about the lack of Spring-like weather here in Glasgow this Spring. Today is a most amazing and gorgeous day. I went outside at about 11am to take out some recycling and to pop into the local shop for a couple of things. I was utterly caught off guard by the fantastic weather. It’s not just sunny and bright. It’s comfortably warm with a light breeze. It is exactly the kind of weather I’d expect in late March in Oakland, California.
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What Are These “Seasons” You Speak Of?

grassy hills, thick cloud cover, but just a tiny bit of blue sky poking through

If you search the ‘Net for the “unseasonable weather,” you’ll find many examples of both unseasonably hot and unseasonably cold weather around the world, as well as more recent record-breaking temperatures in both directions. [Read more...]


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