This the month when I start to feel human again after the long grey of winter. The life in the soil is bubbling up everywhere, pushing at my feet, opening me up in much the same way it unfurls the petals of newly opening wildflowers. The air is redolent with the early pollen of the … More A Year in the Woods: March 2021
Today is Spring Equinox; one of the balance points of the year where neither day nor night hold sway. Ahead there is more sunlight than darkness, new growth and warmth. May we all find some light in ourselves today, to lift our moods and illuminate our paths.
This is the month when the bones of the wood become visible. The autumn colours have been washed away and the cold has withered all but the hardiest of the plants. Patches of holly and other evergreens provide the bright spots in the otherwise muted browns and greys that winter has painted over the wood. … More A Year in the Woods: January