Tag Archives: nature

October 15, 2017

Indian summer in the woods

One of my most trusted sources of inspiration: a walk in the park. Today it was even more special with the golden light accompanying the end of a balmy autumn day. The trees are getting old. After a recent storm Read more

 
October 8, 2013

Autumn

Constructions of the mind     Could it be that ‘it’ was in the air? That we walk around with themes that unconsciously develop in our head until they are ‘ripe’ to be triggered? This morning my eye was caught Read more

 
April 30, 2013

Ferns

Ferns   Karl Blossfeldt, Adiantum Pedatum (maidenhair fern) My walk today was meant to be a break from nineteenth century steel. It led me unexpectedly to early twentieth century wrought iron. After a long winter the ferns are unfurling from a sea Read more

 
April 12, 2013

Meditation

Two and a half trees… a meditation   Today I realised once more how any walk clears my head and how little one needs to feel fed. I went out with my faithful companion, the eye of my mobile phone, and before Read more

 
March 22, 2013

Inspiration

   …. once more   ‘The more diverse the life of the mind, the better the chances are that your inspiration will be protected’ writes Rainer Maria Rilke to Elisabeth Ephrussi in The Hare with the Amber Eyes. I think Read more

 
March 16, 2013

Old iron

Ancient metallurgy   I’m plunged in the early days of iron production about which lots of research have been done over the past twenty years. Iron is generally not the most admired of metals and when I called a Dutch Read more

 
March 1, 2013

Science and poetry

Firefall The colour red, in stark contrast with last week’s grey-and-whites, has unexpectedly led me this week to an inspiring series of lectures by scientist Richard Feynman. It began with pictures of what looked like a flow of lava but Read more

 
February 23, 2013

Stills

Still poems In a wintery mood accentuated by the whitish light outside that may announce some snow to come, I am struck by a book review about the Japanese photographer Hiroshi Sugimoto and his studies in black and white. The four Read more

 
January 18, 2013

Doodles

The quality of a line   What is the difference between a line – and certainly characters – drawn by hand and in print? How come that in the first case there is an unmistakable warmth which is hard to Read more

 
January 10, 2013

green

Green, an assignment   On my daily walk in a more than familiar park I sometimes give myself a challenge: if I had to make a little book about this walk, what would I bring back? Previously I have gathered Read more