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 […]
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.
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 […]
Intrigued by the beautiful pattern of these feathers, I consulted a field guide* and found the most likely former owner in the families of falcons or woodpeckers. In the former case, the underside of a […]
There is nothing (within reach) quite like a good walk along the Cornish coast to lift my spirit and refresh my mind. The expanseive blue up to and beyond the horizon, white horses on overfalls […]