Today’s walk – with Photos – up Wold’s hill

Such a perfect day for a walk up my new favourite hill to have a view over the wolds.

The chalky rolling hills with their patchwork of colours.

There are two red kites nesting in a tree in the distance.

On the way up I stopped to watch a kestrel hovering next to a hedgerow.

The verges were a mass of buttercups, speedwell and daisy.

The dandelions had formed their perfect spheres of fluff.

The cowslips have all gone to seed.

It’s a three mile walk – just right!

Poetry – Every Step a Praise – A secular poem to the wonder of life.


Every Step a Praise

This is another of my secular poems to the beauty of nature and the incredible wonder of life.

We have woken from eternity to behold the most majestic place in the whole of infinity. A place of splendour, wonders and mystery. And the biggest wonder of all is that we have the consciousness and senses with which to appreciate it.

There is nothing more satisfying than to appreciate the glory of nature. We should acknowledge that with all our being. The world, the heavens, green plants and creatures are all part of a marvellous panoply of extraordinary spectacle beyond our capacity to comprehend. Mankind creates religions in order to capture its magnitude yet always falls far short. Nature is the most stupendous reality of all and we are part of it. To be in harmony with it is all that we could ever wish for.


Every Step a Praise

Let every step be a praise of wonder,

Every breath a gasp of pleasure,

Every blink a new awakening

And may every journey lead to one more splendour.


For we live in the midst

Of a glorious spectacle

In which all is mystery

And the pleasure

Is in the discovery.


So let every touch be one of love,

Every sound an orchestra,

Every flavour a banquet

And every moment

A fragment of eternity.


Opher 6.10.2016