I’ve been reading the wonderful Annie Lamott on writing, in her book ‘Bird by Bird: Instructions on Writing and Life’ [and now I’m reading pretty well everything else she has written]. What startles me is the quality of her observations. How open and noticing her eyes and senses are. How big her heart is, and how ready she is to embrace new experience.
Lately we have been exploring the small nature reserve at South Landing [of course] and watching the seasons change from winter through spring to high summer. We have seen deer, countless birds and butterflies and wild flowers. It has been marvellous and the dog likes it too.
One of the joys of these few acres are the sculptures scattered through the woods, some are objects which are part of Flamborough’s maritime heritage, some commissioned to enhance this space.