The bard of British political history.
(Reblogged from ghostofthewind)
Everything about this image grabs me, and I am filled with longing for such pastoral beauty. Obviously, this is a place to live, labour, perhaps love, worry, and to celebrate like anywhere, to those who dwell. It’s nearly impossible though for me not to look at this with unrequited desire, to sigh as I imagine waking to this, and it would be more than enough for a very long time. A sight for sore eyes for sure.
(All credit to Melvin Nicholson, click here for source. Newlands Valley, near Keswick, Lake District, England)
According to a recent survey, British hedgehogs are in worrying decline. If you would like to know more, please click here to find our why. In the meantime, here is a rare photo of a mother transporting her baby ‘hoglet’ by mouth.
Doctor Who Original 1963 Theme / BBC Radiophonic Workshop
Still the best theme in regards to how it was made, how it’s one of the first pieces of electronic music ever, and how it’s (basically) the same theme still, 50 years later.
Aside from being a great tune, conveying the otherworldly and a soaring hopefulness, it does something else; it reminds us of the value of preservation. In the world I live in, so much is torn down and destroyed to make way for the new. New, is not always an improvement.
The end of my year feels not unlike an episode form the Clangers, a beloved British television program.
“Legendary British children’s animation of the early 70s made by the ‘Smallfilms’ team of Oliver Postgate and Peter Firmin, this series chronicled the melancholically funny lives of the Clangers, a flutey-voiced family of woolen, knitted aliens living below the surface of a knobbly little planet far out in space. Their misadventures brought them into contact with such unlikely creatures as the Soup Dragon, the Froglets, the Iron Chicken and the Glow Buzzers. The series remains a marvelously still point in a hectic world!”