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The Wood English Journeys eBook ✓ Paperback Read º John Stewart Collis ☆ ☆ [PDF / Epub] ★ The Wood English Journeys By John Stewart Collis ✩ – Johns-cycling-diary.co.uk An academic and writer during the Second World War John Stewart Collis was put to agricultural workThe land as well as those who are travelling through itEnglish Journeys celebrates this long tradition with a series of twenty books on all aspects of the countryside from stargazey pie and country churches to man's relationship with nature and songs celebrating the patterns of the countryside as well as ghosts and love struck soldiers Collis reflects on his time as a forester and a child of the English wood in this short collection of thoughts reflexions and facts The value of finding a particular spot where the sun shines for a short while during its daily trip in the sky so that you may enjoy its warmth and let it inspire you was a particularly valuable insight

John Stewart Collis Ó The Wood English Journeys book

An academic and writer during the Second World War John Stewart Collis was put to agricultural work Clearing and thinning an Ash wood he found a meditative peace and an earnest pleasure in the use of axe and bill hook The Wood contains his beautiful thoughtful writing on the joys of nature and of a life of activity how a love of the sun John Stewart Collins is best known for his book The Worm Forgives the Plough which is an account of his time spent working as a farm labourer in the Land Army in Sussex and Dorset Whilst in Tarrant Hinton Dorset he was asked to clear and thin an ash wood using only an axe and bill hookIt was while undertaking these simple and repetitive tasks that he considered the wood around him in the context of the natural world and how being outside daily meant that you could sense the imperceptible change of the seasons throughout the yearThis short volume is an extract from The Worm Forgives the Plough with a focus on the woodland work I really enjoyed this as he writes in a very gentle way enjoying the manual labour while bringing the woodland back to some semblance of order but his perception of what is happening around his is razor sharp Must read his other book at some point

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The Wood English JourneysAffects a man and the progression of nature that sees each plant hawthorn honeysuckle The Wood PDF or larch elder have its hourGenerations of inhabitants have helped shape the English countryside but it has profoundly shaped us tooIt has provoked a huge variety of responses from artists writers musicians and people who live and work on A man a wood and gainful toil Collis takes the reader’s hand and leads them authoritatively but tenderly through the ash woods in which he spent the war years working for the land army Collis is careful to show the hidden world that can be found in and amongst the trees as well as sharing the honest pleasure he found in useful toil Perhaps the most striking thing about this book is the author’s eye for the rare moments in life when one is truly content in Collis’ case this is to be found under the sheltering branches of an old oak as the sunlight slants through the trees and he is able to find an hour to write his reflections This book is not solely a meditation on the changing faces of the ash hazel oak horse chestnut rowan elder and the undergrowth that make up his wood through the changing seasons and endless years but also on the simple joys to be found in appreciating the natural world