Exactly four months of lockdown in the UK and with restrictions easing more and more, many of us are ready to venture out and take off. I take this as an occasion to suspend my […]
Appreciation for nature’s beauty and gratitude for the opportunity to experience it allow feelings of peace and happiness to surface into my conscious at the start of my day.
Dartmoor at its best: bright sunshine, clear light of that special quality, a gentle warm wind… Perfect for a good hike with a friend!
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
My first morning paddle in two weeks is a real treat. Starting in mist, slowly the warmth of the sun is revealing more of the river. A wonderful, tanquil start to my day.
This is what the English summer does so well: some sunshine (hardly ever too much), a few clouds (ok, it can be all grey), a light breeze (hmm, sometimes it’s a gale) the odd shower […]
Today’s walk in the Tamar Valley brought so many delights, it’s difficult to choose just one to write about. Post-Midsummer announced itself with an abundance of hazelnuts cradled in their sheaths, ready to ripen later. […]