The Upsherin Ritual and The New Year for Trees

Most people are familiar with the Jewish new year, Rosh Hashanah, but less commonly known is the festival of Tu B’Shevat – the new year for trees, which takes place on the 15th day of the Hebrew lunar month of Shevat which in 2023 falls at sunset of 5th February till the evening of Monday … Read more

George Michael’s Memorial Garden in Winter

December 25, 2017 – Christmas Day – marks one year since singer George Michael died. A few days ago I went to visit his memorial garden in Highgate which is in a small green outside his former home. I had visited this garden at the height of autumn and was curious to see it in … Read more

The Darling Buds of … March

Here are a few pictures I took this week at Kew Gardens. It was a very cold but very bright day. The magnolia trees were particularly striking to me and in various stages of flowering. I like the long fuchsia and purple buds:   There were pretty trees in full bloom. I think I must … Read more

camouflage

Last week I posted an image in “seeing patterns at the V&A”¬†which included a camouflage patterned tree trunk. I thought I’d bring together a few of my other camouflage oriented images! Here’s another abstract from the V&A series: A torn poster abstract which suggests camouflage: Some more images featuring camouflage tree trunks – can you … Read more