Garden with water

Water and Gardens

Thursday 18th of August 2016

I’ve recently been reading a book about Islamic gardens. Before doing so, I’d not realised what a key part water plays within this tradition. On one level, this may be because of its origins within relatively arid areas. However, there is probably more to it than that. Certainly, Emma Clark, the author of the book which I’ve been reading thinks so:

Stand at Christian Resources Exhibition

Exhibition News

Thursday 9th of October 2014

We have just got back from the Christian Resources Exhibition.  We've been unpacking and unwinding after an inspiring couple of days.

New Cards

Tuesday 7th of October 2014

We're delighted to add two new sets of cards to our shop today.  We feel these combine really well with the Vision Cards.  See the descriptions in the shop section of the website.  We hope that these cards will inspire creativity and reflection.

Bluebells and nettles

The Energy of Change

Tuesday 27th of May 2014

Over the past few weeks, it seems that almost every day there have been new shoots, leaves or flowers to see in our garden.  It happens every year, but it still takes me aback at times.

Vision Cards Rainbow Layout

Ways to Use the Vision Cards

Monday 20th of January 2014

Since we first devised the Vision Cards we’ve used them with various groups and individuals.  We’ve been very struck by how much of a connection people make with the cards.  What has hit us over and over again is how this changes each time the cards are used.

Into the New Year

Monday 20th of January 2014

The weather had been really beautiful – bright sunlight stretching long winter shadows across the hills as we crossed the Pennines.  It was a good forecast, so we were taking advantage of a weather window as we drove a car loaded with presents to see family for Christmas.

Altar at Gorton Monastery

People and Places

Tuesday 8th of October 2013

Last weekend we were present at a Mind, Body & Spirit event.  This took place at Gorton Monastery.  2013 marks a hundred and fifty years since construction began on this site.

Rowan Tree

Monday 30th of September 2013

Some months ago I saw a rowan tree which had blown down.  It was in a place where I walk regularly and was part of a line of trees.  Perhaps partly because there was only one rowan in this series, I felt its loss keenly.

Trees, Water and Symbols

Monday 23rd of September 2013

What first came into your mind when you came across the Trees by Water website?  Did it evoke a particular memory?  Did you find yourself thinking of somewhere you know where there are trees standing by water?  Perhaps you had some imaginary trees in your head instead.