Pine Cone Hill

22 Mar 19
The Australian

Our writers recall some of their most thrilling adventures on the road.

22 Mar 19

With the highest love and respect I invite in the Angels, earth spirit, guides and healing spirits to journey with me today. I journey with pine for prosperity. I light up my chakras I use the colours gold, Green, Deep Purple, red, pink and orange. I reach my roots deep into the Earth going straight […]

21 Mar 19
The Phoenix Project:

From the United Nations Web Site: “Held every year on 21 March, World Poetry Day celebrates one of humanity’s most treasured forms of cultural and linguistic expression and identity. Practiced throughout history – in every culture and on every continent – poetry speaks to our common humanity and our shared values, transforming the simplest of […]

21 Mar 19
HouseLogic (Develop)
Something there is that doesn’t love a wall, That sends the frozen-ground-swell under it, And spills the upper boulders in the sun; And makes gaps even two can pass abreast. The work of hunters is another thing: I have come after them and made repair Where they have left not one stone on a stone, But they would have the rabbit out of hiding, To please the yelping dogs. The gaps I mean, No one has seen them made or heard them made, But at [expert-tip id=”1:1:8620″] spring mending-time[/expert-tip] we find them there. I let my neighbour know beyond the hill; And on a day we meet to walk the line And set the wall between us once again. We keep the wall between us as we go. To each the boulders that have fallen to each. And some are loaves and some so nearly balls We have to use a spell to make them balance: “Stay where you are until our backs are turned!” We wear our fingers rough with handling them. Oh, just another kind of out-door game, One on a side. It comes to little more: There where it is we do not need the wall: He is all pine and I am apple orchard. My apple trees will never get across And eat the cones under his pines, I tell him. He only says, “Good fences make good neighbours.” Spring is the mischief in me, and I wonder If I could put a notion in his head: “Why do they make good neighbours? Isn’t it Where there are cows? But here there are no cows. Before I built a wall I’d ask to know What I was walling in or walling out, And to whom I was like to give offence. Something there is that doesn’t love a wall, That wants it down.” I could say “Elves” to him, But it’s not elves exactly, and I’d rather He said it for himself. I see him there Bringing a stone grasped firmly by the top In each hand, like an old-stone savage armed. He moves in darkness as it seems to me, Not of woods only and the shade of trees. He will not go behind his father’s saying, And he likes having thought of it so well He says again, “Good fences make good neighbours.” [expert-tip id=”1:1:8620″]How can you become part of the club?[/expert-tip]
21 Mar 19
The Soul Energy

Uttarakhand is a state in North India, known for its scenic beauty and the great Himalayas. A large segment of the state comprises of coniferous forests, meadows and valleys. A small section of the subtropical pine forests, have been known, since time immemorial, to be the home of a creature of lore. The golden coloured […]

20 Mar 19

I decided not to go to the gym yesterday. Instead, I ran outside. It was near fifty degrees with the sun shining. I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to run outdoors! It’s been a loooooong winter. I welcomed the deviation in my routine. Not being confined to the indoors was liberating. Nature surrounding me in […]

19 Mar 19
School's Out

Another fine day, warm with the sun peeking through the clouds. Last night I had suggested a walk in the Peak District with the kids if the weather was fine. Netti said she was up for it and we had gone and bought all the picnic stuff so we were ready. So, once I had […]

18 Mar 19
The Flippertyhoblets

Situated on the famous Route 66 Flagstaff is a great little mountain town with some very cute shops and a good selection of places to eat. It is also a great base for a couple of days. From here you can easily get to the South Rim of the Grand Canyon in about 90 minutes.  Close to Flagstaff there are a couple of other attractions that we think are worth checking out.

18 Mar 19
Sarah's blog

In a couple of weeks time I’m off to New Zealand, the land of mountains, big landscape, rocks, geysers and plains.  A timely trip for this assignment I feel! Things to look at beforehand, research/plan, ideas: look more at Jeremy Gardiner and how he portrays rocks, mountains, landscape also, David Tress and his abstract landscapes […]

18 Mar 19

All that Carnaval razzamataz put away for another year, it’s back to the quiet life this week, in my sunny Algarve hills.  North of São Brás de Alportel lies a beautiful, green area which has provided me with many walks.  Twice lately I’ve started out from Fonte Filipe, a natural spring in the shape of […]

18 Mar 19
3day adventures with horses

Since every plan I had thus far for February and March had been scratched from my calendar due to weather or work, I was doubtful June and I would be traveling to an Arena Cross event this past weekend. So doubtful, that I didn’t even mention it to the blogosphere or update my online calendar. […]

17 Mar 19
The Wrong Font

On March 13, I visited Sleepy Hollow Cemetery in Concord, MA. The weather was fair and mild; the snow was melting into rivulets; the mud was copious. As Emily Dickinson wrote: Dear March – Come in – How glad I am – I hoped for you before – Put down your Hat – You must […]

17 Mar 19
Glittery Bride

This styled shoot was held at 19 Main and featured a winter wonderland concept brought to life with a hot cocoa bar, pine cones and a stunning bouquet filled with textured greenery.

15 Mar 19
Chubby House Hubby

We all like spices, they make food more interesting. So I imagine that we all, from time to time, find ourselves wondering where they come from and what they really are. I don’t just mean where, geographically, but also where, on the plants, do these spices originate. What are they really? What do they look […]