Stop. Look. See! That’s been my take on local lockdown walks with my dog T’isker, even though they are quite energetic. The shape of this hedgerow flower, normally blurred by 30 mph and a car […]
Late light sky reflection in my pond. Serene, calm, quiet time for reflection.
It’s good to see Purple Loosestrife in the wild, among reeds and Meadowsweet in a ditch along the bank of the Tamar estuary. It is one of the plants I introduced to my wildlife pond […]
Ragwort! Its flowers are pretty but it contains, as many plants, some toxins that deter grazing. To animals this can be a problem when consumed in hay, but fresh it tastes too bad to be […]
St John’s Wort is said, in traditional medicine, to have properties that relieve anxiety and depression. Perhaps seeing it grow in a richly diverse wild flower meadow may also help to lift the spirit. It […]
Small, apparently insignificant, dull from a distance… …and yet, close up, integrate details emerge: shapely flowers, fine hair protecting the stem, colourful stamens to attract pollinators. Perfectly evolved into its habitat. Nature.
It’s been a while since I’ve introduced my wildlife pond project. Meanwhile, we filled the lined hole with water, edged it with stone and turfs, planted native species into the margins and onto shelves at […]
A calm sunny summer morning and the rocky shores of Cornwall invite exploration by paddle board. Deep in the coves and cliffs I move among millions of tiny whitebait and small mackerels hunting them. Crystal […]
This pretty Ringlet gave me occasions to look up its name. I discovered that the eye-spot pattern distracts birds away from the head and onto the less vulnerable wing tips*. The wonders of nature! And, […]
Seeds of a thisle ready to take off on an adventure into the unknown. hope – flexibility – optimism – acceptance – risk – appreciation – opportunity – resilience – smile! I’m ready to travel […]