Monthly Archives: June 2013

June in images

And June just went in flames.

With it, the last hurdle to da Simmerdim – time when our star dips in and out and leaves our nights starless and blue (or grey, depending on the mist/cloud cover!)

High summer has begun, and with it, a slow return towards darkness… By mid-July, stars will reappear in my sky.

Meantime, here is a selection of images, moments in time, that encapsulated the sixth month.

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From Shore to Shoormal in NYC

edge of my world A brief e-mail from Joe Blades (BJP) to announce that the collection features among the books exhibited at the 21st Annual POETS HOUSE Showcase Opening in the Big Apple. I love the way the collection of verse travels around the North American continent. With grateful thanks to Joe for his warm congratulations. Thrilled & flattered.

Wow 🙂

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Grab an oar

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From Boat Show to the magic of a voe, as we call those long inlets of water here. Some look like mini-mini-fjords… May ended with a brand new adventure, as the Whiteness & Weisdale Rowing Club welcomed the poet in their Veteran Ladies’ Team. Natural progression, you might think. I once said “yes” to “Humblyband”… So,
I grabbed an oar to learn to row in unison with five other lasses. I now feel at ease on the silky waters of the North Atlantic – that’s beyond da Shoormal 😉

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June 5, 2013 · 11:28 am