In the beginning

There’s a village not far from me called Capel-le-Ferne. Its name derives from the phrase ‘Chapel in the Ferns’. Proud locals often call it ‘The Village in the Clouds’. The rest of us call it ‘Capel-Le-Fog’ because it’s high up and every so often you can’t see a single thing there when the clouds stop over for awhile to take a rest. I like the village. It has a gentle feel. It is twinned with the commune of Oye-Plage in the Pas-de-Calais department in France, a place I know well.

The journey begins

A close family friend has recently settled in the village. He’s lucky as his place is very close to the cliff tops and all its views. A few days back he told me he’d stumbled across a pathway to the east that can get you straight to the harbour a few miles away. Armed with that information I thought I’d try it out. What I found was – to me at least – ‘Magic’.

Shadows of the Clouds

En route I was lucky to see any number of bird varieties. I don’t think I’d been up close to Common Linnets before. Walking aside a field of gorse, there they hang out, all three of them flitting about the place. The males have orange breasts and are about the same size as sparrows. Just after that, the song of the Sky Larks. They’re a ground-dwelling bird and not that easy to spot. I heard them well before I saw them. The thought ‘natures sound art’ hit me. The males sing a complex song mainly to attract a mate – a bit like I imagine Romeo sung to Juliet on the balcony, only better. Much later, further up the coast, walking the narrow path perilously close to the cliff edge I spotted my first swallow of the spring. He or she – I wasn’t sure – had just crossed The Channel that separates England from France, 20 miles away. I have a theory that seeing the swallows arrive means a better weather to come.

Waiting for the SwallowFrance on the horizon

The easy way home

Here’s some music that, I think, fits the walk I took. I hope you enjoy. It’s called ‘Hidden Beneath’ from my album, ‘The Forgotten Daughter Of Zeus’ – a mix of instrumental styles aimed at rest, reflection and thoughts. It’s available to download on BANDCAMP 

I couldn’t finish this post without this Eels number, ‘I Like Birds’.

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George Blamey-Steeden

Guitarist / Songwriter from the UK. I have a First-Class BA (Hons) in Creative Music Technology. You check out my music via Bandcamp.

38 thoughts on “SHADOWS ON THE SEA”

  1. And feeding baby birds is an art form, let me tell ya! <—former wildlife rehab volunteer And I never did get used to feeding birds of prey…it's so hard not to duck when you toss their "prey" through the air and the bird flies off its perch to catch it in its talons (part of its training/testing for its release back into the wild).

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    1. Thanks. Although not a baby bird my mother tells me she saved the life of a racing pigeon yesterday. She – the pigeon, that is – had been heading for home from wherever she started and got so tired she’d lost her compass and the ability to fly. My mum spent 4 hours outside making sure she got food and drink, plus keeping the cats in our area away, then watched her fly off. I was impressed. Thanks again ~ George

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  2. Some lovely photos, George! I forget–have you incorporated birdsong in your music? That feels like such a natural collaboration. Excited to see you’ve gathered your lyrics into a book of poems. Congrats to that! Hope you and your family are doing well. xxxxxx


  3. Beautifully written about the shadow on ocean.I like this scene very is marvellous,dear zoolon!!glad to see your progress in new way every time in wonderful and enchanting way.bless you,my dear .

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