• Anu van Warmelo

Serpent Shine

Visited a client this week on the Lizard peninsula of Cornwall, one of my favourite places. During my last update to the property - a Buddhist retreat centre - I advised a conscious working of the flow of water outside. This is particularly important because of the increased flooding in recent years. My client had a channel dug alongside a defined path, ensuring that the water now enhanced the route rather than obliterating it. Unfortunately we visited one of the days it wasn't raining in Cornwall, and the channel here is quite dry. With the eastern perspective, the rising sun glistening on the serpentine stream must be quite a sight. This is a perfect example of a combination of pragmatic, environmental concerns with the aesthetic, and even spiritual.