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A Cloud for a Robe, Rainbows for Tassels.

Someone sits in a mountain vale A robe of clouds, rainbows for tassels The fragrant forest is the place to live The road has been long and difficult With a heart full of doubt and regret A life has passed … Continue reading

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White Founts Falling in the Courts of the Sun

There are a lot of drinking water fountains in Florence. And some of them have been there for a long time. This one, near the San Lorenzo market, has lost its nose, presumably by the long term erosion of water … Continue reading

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Daisy in a Jelly Glass

“Always have something beautiful in sight, even if it’s just a daisy in a jelly glass.” – H. Jackson Brown, Jr. I have been thinking about glass and its bewitching qualities and that has led me to that rather mawkish quote. … Continue reading

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79 Perth Road

Every day I walk down the Perth Road and I pass by an old church, Ryehill, which was converted into flats in the 1980’s. But without its tower, it is not quite the dignified place of worship of its glory … Continue reading

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I’m staying on the wrong side of the Arno and I like it very much thank you! It is quiet and we seem to be almost the only tourists. We were taking a little constitutional along the riverside, noticing how … Continue reading

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Normally I would say that I’m not that interested in graffiti. Until I came to Tuscany. Right now it’s not the Renaissance architecture that’s floating my boat -it’s the deliciously vibrant (and amazingly well drawn) street art that I’ve found … Continue reading

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Cracking Sugar in Heaven

  I’ve just discovered the poems of Rumi embarrassingly late in life. And the line  “The parrots of heaven will be cracking sugar as we laugh together, you and I.” reminded me of these beautiful parrots from the great fireplace at Hospitalfield … Continue reading

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