Photo diary: North, south, betwixt the two

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July and August have been odd. Restless and mind-heavy, seeking times. but with many beautiful moments. It’s easy, when you’re alone with your own head a lot of the time, to forget what else is happening in your life. I flicked through my camera. Plenty, as it happens.


We went to north Ullapool and met a woman who lives off grid, in the forest…

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..and stayed in one of her many dinky old caravans.

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Midge protection. Those tiny buggers are fierce right now.

It’s August. The light grows prettier every day.

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We took a trip to Manchester to hand Empress over to her new owners. One last look at a previous life. Good memories. She was home for us.

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I returned to my favourite wasteland spot for mugwort, gathered a few bunches, brought them north.

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I’m learning to paint with watercolours. I’m not very good, but I like it. (Also: my mum retired!)

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We’re looking for our next home…

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…and building our own.

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Marylou has been facilitating some of the design process.

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I got a new tarot deck! The Circo Tarot, by Marisa de la Peña.

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These guys follow me everywhere.

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We went way, way north, to Scourie, and swam here.

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In the bird hide, a shell collection, and children’s art.

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Some facts about a hoodie crow:

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The first of the rowan berries are coming out, bright, bold, blood red beads. The rowan is such a special tree.

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And look what we found in the woods!

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Autumn comes. My favourite.

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6 comments

  1. DJamil Graham says:

    A beautiful piece of writing…thank you for sharing. I am so interested in balancing the swords. Our minds are at once so exquisite and misunderstood. Many blessings on your path. <3

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