Monthly Archives: June 2015

An Early Morning Walk

This is my favourite time of the year. The countryside round where I live in deepest rural Essex is vibrant with greens and yellows and whites, and for once the farmers have not given the verges the severe haircut they usually do, so there is plenty of cow parsley and buttercups on show. I wish […]

THIS MONTH’S PARODY (Jun 15) Immortal, invisible

I MMORTAL, INVISIBLE, GOD ONLY WISE Walter Chalmers Smith (1824-1908) This Christian hymn was written in 1867 and is sung to the tune St. Denio. Reportedly the favourite hymn of Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother, the original final two stanzas were different, but this is how the words appear in most hymnals. The parody, as anyone […]