Category Archives: Natural Allies

Wild Rose

By: everylittlething   Growing against the friendly grey stone wall of our garden is a perfect Mothers’ Day gift of 2013. Dog roses. They are new but already showing great promise. The rose, in all its forms, has always pleased me … Continue reading

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Eggs

By: everylittlething   As soon as the unsold Christmas items are off the supermarket shelves, the chocolate eggs appear for Easter. Theologically, I can see a link – but I suspect that God has very little to do with this … Continue reading

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Birdsong

By: everylittlething   I listen for the geese as they direct each other over our home, from one feeding ground to another. I have tingled when I heard the swifts scream all around me. Winter sounds, summer songs, spring music, autumn … Continue reading

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Sea

By: everylittlething   Babar and Celeste, in a hot air balloon, survey the tiny houses, the field patterns and all of the pieces which make up the everyday patchwork of our lives, “And there was the sea, the great blue sea,” … Continue reading

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Frost

By: everylittlething   Frost matches snow for its ability to purify countryside and town.  Like most people,  I love the snow – the first real snow of the season is a source of great excitement.  Those people who tell you … Continue reading

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Holly

By: everylittlething   How easy it is to forget the raw hands and wet socks of a snowball fight – to neglect to remind oneself that lying down with sunburnt shoulders is, to say the least, uncomfortable – and how the … Continue reading

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Viola

By: everylittlething   Earlier this month I was delighted to discover that one of my young friends has chosen Violet as the second Christian / given name of her daughter.  “Vaahlut” as it was spoken locally when I was growing up … Continue reading

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Willow

By: everylittlething   Growing up in the northern reaches of England’s fen lands, willow has featured in my life from the very beginning. Now, in the northern highlands of Scotland, I see it growing steadfast at the edges of the … Continue reading

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Mustelids

By: everylittlething   Imagine a park for mustelids.  How much freedom, how many fences, might you allow these relentless killers?  Would the weasel be able to live alongside the pine marten?  The ferret and stoat could make good bedfellows – … Continue reading

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Quartz

By: everylittlething   Silica has never been top of the list of most-often-written-about subjects for poets. One might argue that quartz, because of its crystalline property, should inspire heavenly thoughts – but it doesn’t seem to do that in great … Continue reading

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