Walking the Line of Sight : plans for the next installation

The Under Helm Sycamore stands on a steep slope made all the more precarious to humans by the fact that it is covered in a shifting layer of stone slabs. In some places, stone, earth and moss have worked together to give some stability, but much of the stone is so loose that the ground moves beneath your feet, as if… Read More

From the Heart: Green – the third installation

We’re just back from quite an amazing afternoon.  Today the Little Asby Hawthorn had a transformation. It has been leafless since late October: high on the limestone scar of Little Asby Common winter comes early. This afternoon, we added a fresh canopy of leaves to it, each leaf carrying a memory, a story or a… Read More

Rising: poetry in place

Yesterday was one of those autumn days when golds, reds and greens become dazzling against a bright sky. Glencoyne Woodland was dreamy – sunlight making the canopies of ash, oak and sycamore leaves a play of translucent colour. Once again the weather forecast was spot on, and our choice of day to hang the orange… Read More

Orange: a Haiku in the Trees

Autumn is blowing its way in, the leaves are turning and we’re in full swing as we plan the second of our seven colour installations. At the end of October, the colour orange will feature in the stunning woodlands of Glencoyne Park above Ullswater where old, veteran and ancient trees grow in abundance. It won’t… Read More

The Yellow Line

The installation of the yellow line in Wasdale, running from the Wasdale Oak all the way into Wastwater (a steep slope of almost 120 metres) has been a long time in the planning:previous blog here. Now it’s happening. We have gathered all the materials and a willing group of volunteers, and chosen a day when rain… Read More