Saturday, 25 May 2013


Pollen at Craigieburn Garden, Moffat D&G
To a free performance last night of Pollen, part of a tour for Spring Fling 2013 by the Golden Girls, Alex Rigg and musicians at Craigieburn just outside Moffat. The garden has never looked lovelier, and the Buddhist prayer flags made the ritualistic mysterious performance seem like a new Rite of Spring or an interlude from The Tempest.

Today is the birthday of Ralph Waldo Emerson who wrote, as a lapsed Baptist minister, in his monograph Nature: 

'.. floods of life stream around and through us, and invite us by the powers they supply, to action proportioned to nature, why should we grope among the dry bones of the past, or put the living generation into masquerade out of its faded wardrobe?'