Archive for March, 2012


Water makes a pattern

going across the land

always a wave pattern

up and down and side to side

it’s in macro as well as micro

always a wave never a straight line

you will understand then

that I have trouble following

the thought that creating a wide straight basin

would improve the river flow

Rivers are made to wander across our landscapes

building up the terraces

placing in the fine loose and silt

and playing with the rocks

providing for the vegetation

that in turn provides for us

change this to a straight line and then watch

all the soils and vegetation going on straight out to sea







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This place is abundant with tissues,


loo paper

candle wick

a infusion good for coughs 

leaves in hot vinegar good for skin irritations

How many of you can see what nature gives to you

Nothing is quite as good as the early morning flannel

fresh with the morning dew



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Sleepers you must awaken

for the time is drifting on

Time to look around you

did you notice the regolith 

did you notice the effect on the aqifers

There is a big connection

The orcs they have been drilling deep into earth

the very ancient forests, it is they want to find

They drill their holes and blast a dragon spring deep within the ground

Extremely toxic poison they use to blast the hole

which of couse seeps on through to all our ground water

Next on up,  pump on out – all of the water, toxic stuff and all

A hole created changes pressures and up comes all the gases

Water being water will find the lowest point

Poisoned ground then we get, followed by vegetation

we are next

Nature’s way is nature’s way

even if words are different

time it takes, before the evidence is apparent

Orcs don’t stop at one or two

they get in a frenzy and plan 400,000

High time it is -wake up, oh sleeper

we are being sold asleep to the highest bidder

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Not enough

Not enough water —————— what do you mean?

There is plenty around you, just have a look about

You want more, then drip it and it will multiply

Stop it and it will dwindle is then my reply

For by increasing the flow you spread it

and stopping the flow, decrease it

Just look around you

And see



Drip  drip

let it flow about

drip drip for then it will abound

drip drip, plants it then will find and give

dribble dribble an adundance of growth and fruits

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It all started with a drip

the drip became the two

and then became a flow

which trickled along the ground.

Three months it took before the drip, became a wet strip in the ground

And now a year along the track, a green belt has appeared

With plum and pear and apple tree, abundantly supply, lots of fruit

The flax plants are now quite tall, forming shelter to the north

so now the nor’ west wind cannot whistle thru

now there is lots of stuff that I can weave with

 flax and willow and water

Just where will this lead to? I’m not sure I know!

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Recharge Discharge

Some of us discharge before we recharge

and some of us recharge before we discharge

which one are you?

The difference my friend is the quality.

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Regolith and Aquifer

TOPOGRAPHY is at the top with degradation beside it

Mountains very steep or steep or perhaps a plateau, boulders, rocky there may be or even talus – scree

Hills may be steep or rolling or boulders, rocky be or talus – scree

Downland Footslopes there we have steep, rolling, undulating or perhaps deeply dissected

Terraces, Fans and Swales, they may be gently sloping or strongly sloping perhaps dissected or terraces superceded

Floodplains it could be, episodic as in about more than once a century, periodic meaning less than once a century or seasonal – on the up to 5yr plan

Then last we can choose among

Waterbodies and


Beside this we put the level of DEGRADATION / Erosion

be it bank/bed, gully, sr sheet rill, ws wind sun erosion we also could have frost heave a sort of underground ice. Lastly for this we have destructured or compacted.

Under these then we put GEOLOGY, soils and hydrology –

Alluviums from river flood events and fluviums from normal river flow, 

Colluviums come down the slopes to pile at the bottom, 

Lake/swamp deposits or

GF Galacial fill.

Regolith SOILS perhaps it best to draw a little picture, this the brings us to the HYDROLOGY.

Rivers and streams, perennial – means all the time, ephemeral – some times or is it a relic, ancestral – history

Wetlands from then we choose seasonal, perennial or water-logging

Hydrology, recharge water in, discharge water out or overland


sediments, nutrients, pesticides, toxicity, rubbish or carcasses

this we put along the top right next to degradation

Now just to finish this page of to add a sketch is right just make sure that it is of Terrain Geomorphology / Hydrology and don’t forget the key sites.

means sketch the land with how it was formed in relation to the way the water flows.

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