Wednesday, 31 March 2021

Monday, 29 March 2021

Saturday, 27 March 2021

G.K. Chesterton (1874–1936) The Donkey When fishes flew and forests walked And figs grew upon thorn, Some moment when the moon was blood Then surely I was born; With monstrous head and sickening cry And ears like errant wings, The devil's walking parody On all four-footed things. The tattered outlaw of the earth, Of ancient crooked will; Starve, scourge, deride me: I am dumb, I keep my secret still. Fools! For I also had my hour; One far fierce hour and sweet: There was a shout about my ears, And palms before my feet. Chesterton captures Palm Sunday from the perspective of the donkey that Jesus rode. can't you just imagine it ?!

Tuesday, 23 March 2021

Day of Reflection...

today, being one year since the first Coronovirus lockdown began, has been chosen as a national day of reflection... suggesting that we share a minute of silence at midday to reflect on and give thanks for the lives of all those we have lost during this year...whether from the virus, or not... see the marie curie website ... www.mariecurie.org.uk
Special service for Coronavirus anniversary 22 March 2021 To mark the anniversary of the start of the first lockdown, Norwich Cathedral will be holding an online Vigil of Lamentation and Hope on Tuesday 23 March at 5.30pm. All are welcome to join us online on the Norwich Cathedral Services YouTube Channel. Coronavirus Memorial During this special service we will remember all those who have died during the Coronavirus pandemic and we will pray for people from all over the world as we look to the future with faith and hope. The Bishop of Norwich, the Rt Revd Graham Usher, will be joining us for the service which will be sung by the Cathedral Choir and live streamed. Due to current Coronavirus guidance, the 5.30pm service will be online only. Please watch the service on Tuesday 23 March via the Norwich Cathedral Services YouTube Channel. You can also download the order of service here: Vigil of Lamentation and Hope After the service, the Cathedral will be open from 6.30pm until 8pm for people to come in to light candles in memory of loved ones and to take away a small cross from the Coronavirus Memorial in the Nave. We will continue to remember the departed in the weeks ahead with an ongoing memorial area in St Luke’s Chapel. BACK News Blog

Monday, 15 March 2021

dancing leaves seriesof etched glass panels : janet driver ... 1) dancing lime: deep blue antique glass on yellow background glass [see my website for page on acid-etched glass "www.janetdriver.co.uk"

Friday, 12 March 2021

East Window, St Martin in the Fields, London... looking into the church from outside, after dark...interesting use of clear glass and leading to make a design that reminds one of the Resurrection... now look at the window from inside the church...

Monday, 8 March 2021

www.churchmissionsociety.org has stories about inspirational women who have worked with CMS, so if you wish to celbrate International Womens Day why not begin there...

Sunday, 7 March 2021

Wednesday, 3 March 2021

Tuesday, 2 March 2021

Monday, 1 March 2021

Our Almond tree looks beautiful with its early blossoms like bright stars against the dark hedge down the garden...it is still very young and rather straggly though, so another pruning job on the horison!... I'm just wondering if its a bit too cold for any bees to be around for polination... there have been fewer and fewer bees and butterflies compared with when we retired and moved to Wivenhoe...we planted a whole lot of lavender in our front garden and in the summer the bushes used to be full of bumble bees... until last year...how many of us have been unwittingly using neonicotinoid insect sprays that have been killing off the bees ? I was horrified when I got home and read the small print on a hand spray I had hurredly picked up from a pile near the checkout of a large local garden centre...I couldnt believe they would be selling this stuff at all, especially marked up at sale price just by the exit...so now I stop worrying about the insects and leave them to all the small birds flying around searching for food...and never touch that awful spray !