Today, I walked past the field in the Tamar valley – a route I have taken many times. Today a sight deeply disturbed me: a stand of mature trees in the middle of the field […]
Have you ever noticed the black columns of smoke rising to the sky in rural England on a Saturday evening? Saturday is burning day for waste that isn’t legal to burn: bailing plastic, tyres, feed […]
The Cornish hedges NW of Kit Hill are not trimmed yet and bare branches catch the rays of the sun, already low in the sky at 3 pm. Almost like hoarfrost.
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 […]
A shard of pottery in a field reminds me of something in the history of the valley I live in. Market gardening in the Tamar Valley (Devon and Cornwall, UK) has a rich tradition of […]
One of my ‘pet hates’ is littering. There is absolutely no need for it. Fast food outlets are shut and we are instructed to not make unnecessary journeys and as a consequence, country lanes are […]