One year on: trees, meetings and meanings

It has been a year since we began our repeated walks to these seven trees. Winter’s rains, winds, snow and frost have played with each one; a spring has teased new life into them and turned the land around them from pallid sleep to green; summer has given them warmth and light; and autumn –… 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

Back from the Light Walk

Seven days in the fells, simply, walking. No roof but the sky, air always fresh, bodies engaged,  minds on the simple task of putting one foot in front of the other and the gentle but necessary concentration that comes with that – walking on uneven paths with a  heavy load requires a focused mind. When… Read More

Darkness Fell: Painting a tree with light

in secret untrod land of night hawthorn riding stonebone waves of an ancient sea spirits are starlight At the beginning of the project we knew that we wanted to visit the trees during all of the seasons to experience their landscape in different types of weathers. Feel what they have to endure through the annual… Read More