There are good things my dog T’isker and I share beyond the love of being outside for a long walk. Curiosity is one of them. Curiosity – being alert, interested, participating, learning, growing – being […]
Taking the dog into the orchard before bedtime has become a treat: time to take deep breaths of fresh air, space for grounding and letting busy thinking drain from my mind, darkness so deep it reveals the […]
Even on a grey November morning being on the water is wonderfully good for my soul. The last mist is lifting over the still water and faint song of birds is all around. Leaves have […]
Autumn brings into sharper focus that nature wastes nothing and the laws of thermodynamics. A fallen tree: Surface for epiphytesSubstrate for fungiFood for bacteriaHabitat for invertebrates Matter and energy. Life cycles. Upcycling. Recycling. Reuse. Circular […]
During the spring lockdown, I was a little dismissive about holly (Outdoor Daily on 06/05/2020)… Of course now, it shows itself in its full splendor and abundance! …and this year berries are super-abundant!
What’s the colour of tree bark? The same as the colour of rock: lichen and moss.
The season on abundance in citrus fruit has started in our greenhouse with a special little lemon called Meyer’s. It’s a little pink inside and has a very pleasant flavour. A happy glow under glossy […]
A damp November Sunday under COVID-19 lockdown in the UK. ‘Damp’ is one of those understatements I adopted while spending half my life in Cornwall: the rain showers are interrupted by brief spells of light […]
I see mushroom risotto for dinner! I’ll add a little saffron and the colour will be golden instead of ‘mud’.
A long walk on Dartmoor with a friend. The perfect way to spend Fridays. Views of moor and valleys, farmland and out to sea at Dartmouth. Happiness!