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and at home there has been some sunshine in spite of the generally damp mild and grey late November/early December

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early walks allow for sky appreciation

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as well as catching up with a backlog of work, sending knitwear orders off in time for Christmas in the shops in Japan, Germany, Italy ….

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there were still leaves on the trees

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to shine in the sun’s backlight

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hedgerows green

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winter wheat and autumn barley coming through

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but bare twigs make better patterns

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one pauses to admire the trees

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especially where there are people in them … my young friend Ben Carter, expert tree surgeon, spectacular and graceful in his element.

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at last back in the shed making pots

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though getting clay to dry enough

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just to roll out without sticking to everything

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never mind to stand up

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has made for several days without being able to get on. however the mild weather means no extra heating is needed, all to the good.

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then there has been the much anticipated publication of my calligramme poem Lunan’s Guardian in the Rialto. so exciting!

you can find the background to the writing of this in a postĀ almost a year ago Lunan.

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