Sunday, November 10, 2019

Tree Planting

Our first ever tree planting day at Kinclaven Woods was fabulous!  First shrub planting - hazel, holly, hawthorn and blackthorn - and then oak trees.  Between the three of us we planted 31 shrubs and trees.  We'll be back at the end of the month for the Woodland Trust's National Tree Week Big Climate Fightback - the campaign to get one million people to join the fight against climate change by pledging to plant a tree by Sat. 30 Nov. 2019.  Please join in, any way you can!


Me and a mighty oak in the making  

This is a misleading photo, as a) the sun was shining - it was a beautifully bright, brisk autumn day, and b) the field was full of people planting happily away.  Thanks Woodland Trust for organising it!

Wednesday, November 06, 2019

Day's End and the Banana Tree

Please join me on 26 Trees for a poem about a banana tree and a piece on how I came to write it: Day's End and the Banana Tree, Jakarta (Akhir Hari Dan Pohan Pisang, Jakarta).


We're only on Day Three of the project but there will be much, much more to browse through, with 62-word sestudes and 500-word pieces appearing right through November, in celebration of the tree.  And news coming soon of a beautiful book collecting them all together!






Saturday, November 02, 2019

Little Red Hat - The Winner

And the photo winner is ...



















Thanks for voting!