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A concert Culture of music was so alive during the Middle Ages. When I looked at this painting in the National Gallery, I would compare their clothes with the many international visitors that passed me by, as I sat on the red leather couch. Many years...

Summer Floating on the water are the leaves of the water-cress with flowers ulifted on short stems. Like all cresses they have four petals

Saint Marguerite d’Youville We learn compassion from allowing our lives to be influenced by compassionate people, by seeing life from their perspectives, and reconsidering our own values. Born in Varennes, Canada, Marie Marguerite Dufrost de Lajemmerais...

St Jerome A painting in the National Gallery which interested me as I had not been taught about him in the Sunday School. I saw the owl in the corner observing all around him especially the book discarded on the floor. It was a painting which beguiled...

Summer Sallow-willows often grow beside rivers and ponds, and sometimes their stems rise out of the water. On their leaves feed many kind of caterpillars, including the eyed-hawk, the pussmoth and the kitten caterpillars. This sege-warbler has a good...

St Albert Chmielowski Born in Igolomia near Kraków as the eldest of four children in a wealthy family, he was christened Adam. During the 1864 revolt against Czar Alexander III, Adam’s wounds forced the amputation of his left leg. His great talent for...

The monasteries in the Middle Ages In some monasteries, there was also lay-brothers who were chosen to help with the farm work. They lived at the abbey but did not spend as much time in church as the choir monks.

Der Kater Murr und der Hund Knurr Das Wetter ist schon. Es ist warm. Der himmel ist blau. Die sonne scheint. Die Vogel singen. Der Kater Murr geht in den hof. Er will in der Sonne sirzen und sich warmen. Im hof sitzt der grossen HUnd Knurr. Knurr sieht...

The flower of Texas It is lovely to find that the flower of the state of Texas that is so close to a wild flower of Scotland that is so close to our heart, folk music culture and well-being. Infact the bluebonnet could be twinned our bluebells. I have...

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