Raking the moon

The online home of Claire Maycock, creative spirit

Autumn wind

I’ve been watching the autumn wind rummaging through the trees outside my studio and I came up with this little haiku to celebrate the day. A mischevious Autumn breeze carpets the ground with caramel jewels.


The Golden Hour

I have recently been enjoying some wonderful walks during the ‘golden hour’ just before sunset. The light at this time of year is so gentle and the sky looks like a beautiful watercolour on clear nights. ‘Golden Hour’ is a term used by photographers who want to capture the most striking light each day. There […]


Reflect and Release

Friday’s Full Moon was an absolute beauty and I was lucky enough to catch a glimpse of it, despite spending the night in a very cloudy London! For those who follow an earth-based spiritual practice, the Full Moon is a time for reflection and release. As we are approaching the Autumn Equinox later this week, […]


Earth Pathways Diary 2017

For the past few years I have been supporting the Earth Pathways Co-operative by using their beautiful diary as part of my planning system. The 2017 edition is now available and, as usual, it is a visual and spiritual treat! The focus of the Co-operative is promoting sustainability and inspiring positive change, and a percentage […]


Moon games

On today’s walk I spotted the moon playing noughts and crosses with the clouds. Look closely…



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