Friday, 8 January 2016

There's joy in a simple place

Not that I need an excuse for a walk, but inspired by my current read - Rob Cowan's superb nature/landscape/memoir, Common Ground - and buoyed by the small victory of producing a first basic map in a new (to me) GIS package, I headed around my own patch of edge-land. Oldbury Court and Frenchay Moor might not exactly be terra neglectus, but away from the perpetual dog walkers there are many quiet nooks and acres here, part of Bristol's characteristically laid-back green drift into the surrounding countryside. 

This is a simple place, a minor place, but there's joy here in the cold January sun.

I've been to a minor place
and I can say I like its face,
If I am gone and with no trace
I will be in a minor place 

Bonnie 'Prince' Billy - A Minor Place

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