A Change in the Light

Inevitably the day comes, that day of change, that day that announces the progress of the seasons, that summer is gone and autumn is with us. The first sign this morning was the heavy dew on the grass, a feature of our north-facing riverside garden and a nuisance at this time of the year when … Continue reading A Change in the Light


On an Autumn Day

But it was not on Raglan Road with Patrick Kavanagh but at home on our own patch taking advantage of a clear spell after what has been a stormy, wet and windy week. On such occasions, when fortunate as we were this week, there is the relief when there is no serious damage done to … Continue reading On an Autumn Day

In the Footsteps of Joseph Dalton Hooker

In the Footsteps of Joseph Dalton Hooker: A Sikkim Adventure - by Seamus O'Brien My goodness, this is an extraordinarily good book! I had expected something wonderful along the lines of the author’s previous book, “In the Footsteps of Augustine Henry and his Chinese Plant Collectors” but this volume has surpassed my most hopeful expectations. … Continue reading In the Footsteps of Joseph Dalton Hooker