Doin’ Time in Southern Wales

I have some photos for you! Since I arrived on Friday, I have stayed at the home of John and Valerie Henson. John, who will also present at Greenbelt this weekend, is the author of several books including, The Gay Disciple and Good as New–A Radical Retelling of the Scriptures. Our talks nourish, challenge and delight me. Both Valerie and John are smart, spiritual and sensible people (and Valerie is a great cook too and so kind to make me vegan meals).

Pictured below you will see…

  1. John and Valerie’s lovely cat, who allowed me to scratch her back. Like most cats, she has not forgotten that her kind were once worshiped in Egypt. (Christine, I took this photo just for you)
  2. their garden patch (forest?) of rhubarb. Valerie made a gorgeous rhubarb crumble (with non-dairy custard!)
  3. me with a packet of nut loaf from Asda (the UK Walmart). WHY don’t we have this yummylicious item in US supermarkets???
  4. a couple playing bowls at the park near the house
  5. the turn-off to the beach where a beech tree is bursting through the stone wall
  6. the Welsh coast during high tide. About an hour later I walked across a stretch of beautiful soft sand. Since no one was around, I sunbathed nude. Momma will be proud to know that I finally got some color in my cheeks.

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This post has 8 Comments

  1. alex resare on August 22, 2007 at 5:26 am

    Usually I am pretty great at being happy for others. Today I’m just plain jealous. The photo off those cliffs was to much for me.

  2. Ally on August 22, 2007 at 11:03 am

    Lovely, just lovely.

  3. Ceredig on August 22, 2007 at 11:23 am

    Annwyl Peterson,

    Diolch yn fawr iawn i chi am y darluniau prydferth – thank you very much for the beautiful pictures!


  4. alex resare on August 22, 2007 at 9:57 pm

    Ok, several hours later and I can start to be a iny tiny bit happy for you. But only if you’ll go there with me someday.

  5. Gregg on August 22, 2007 at 10:28 pm

    I love the photos…especially the last two. The tree bursting from the wall is almost like something I’d contemplate with one of my cameras.

  6. Anonymous on August 23, 2007 at 5:28 am

    Everything I know about rhubarb I learned from Garrison Keillor.


  7. ElliotManning on August 24, 2007 at 1:16 am

    Aww, yay!!!
    Soooooo cute!!!! Great pic of her! Her eyes are crazy-intense!

  8. Willie Hewes on August 24, 2007 at 7:11 am

    Waaah,crap,youhave a performance today! Why do I keep missing you? (Maybe because I can’t get onto your blog in work anymore.)

    Good luck though!

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