how timber breaks down

avatar_smSo the idea is, instead of having a static homepage, which maybe lacks a little colour, I’m going to put up a blog post for the day. It’ll have links to new pieces of writing in the voices and poems sections, but it’ll also be somewhere just to hang out and say stuff that’s too baggy & unfocused to make it as a more finished piece of writing.

Of course the danger is I won’t keep it up as a daily thing, and the date will hang there on the front page as a sombre indictment of my failure to produce – but hey, I’m going to do it anyway.  It’ll be worth it just to have a few more pictures on the site.

Whilst I’m on the subject of pictures – does anyone know some really simple, free software that’s good for sizing pics? I used to use Picture Manager, but it’s no longer available on Windows 10. I’ve got GIMP, which is amazing, but that’s for more involved stuff with layers &c (and takes longer to load). Any suggestions gratefully received.

So anyway.

Here’s a picture I took today:



I looked it up in a book and I think it’s called Hairy Curtain Crust Fungus (you’ve GOT to love the names of these things). Listed as the fungus that you often see first when timber starts to break down.




I also took a picture of an ash tree that had split in a recent storm. I wish I’d been there to see & hear it :




Okay – as promised: a link to today’s new piece….


Trailer B


It’s a poem, partly inspired by Trump’s new communications director, Anthony Scaramucci, and partly because this trailer looked a little sad, and I wanted to imagine a heroic role for it.

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