Friday, October 30, 2015

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Cranes Singing Farewell

. . . or rather:
Cranes over Seanhenge
discussing where to spend the night.

Golden October

Autumn in Seanhenge.

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Juice being made

Fertig zum Mosten.
They became apple juice today.
The rest is stored in the cellar - for the birds and us.
 

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Aberfan

At 9.15am on Friday October 21st 1966, after several days of heavy rain, a huge slag tip above the town of Aberfan in South Wales suddenly liquified and poured down the mountain. The black tidal wave demolished properties in its path and engulfed the Pantglas Junior School in seconds. Of the 144 people who lost their lives that day, 116 were children. The tragedy was totally preventable. The National Coal Board had been warned time and time again of the dangers of dumping slag in such a geologically unstable area above towns. They chose to ignore the warnings claiming it wasn't profitable for them to move the slag tips to safer locations. After the disaster, donations from all over the world poured in for the shattered community. However, most of the money never reached Aberfan. Instead the Government gave it to the National Coal Board so that they could move other slag tips overlooking other towns in South Wales.

The great Welsh writer and broadcaster Gwyn Thomas delivered his own moving tribute to the victims of the tragedy on the BBC the morning of the mass funeral. This is an excerpt from his eulogy

Aberfan Disaster Documentary


Monday, October 19, 2015

A little History

Well worth the hour,
and if it were to learn that

The price
of apathy
towards public affairs
is to be ruled
by evil men
Plato
&
Claude

1 Howard & 1 Harper = 2 Evil Bastards

When will the vast majority understand?

People like these are evil!! Bastards (Nothing against ordinary bastards.).

How could a majority of Canadian voters give a hypocritical bastard like Harper, a corrupt puppet like Harper the license to go on and on and on . . . ?

May not only his  toupee be blown away.


By the way, once again: Who wrote this very script in 2003?]


Thursday, October 15, 2015

Neighbourhood

The other Sunday
I got these delicious grapes
reached over the fence.

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Dear Rowan

A birthday present
after ten years a grown-up.
An old man's delight.

Thursday, October 01, 2015

Chimneys

. . .

Augury

The more berries on the rowan 
the harder the winter will become.
At least "they" say so.