I started my day with wild cherries picked while letting my dog have his morning run. Free food, natural, pretty, healthy, a little tart and delicious!
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 […]
This spring, I saw the first oil beetles in mid April. I’m coming back to them today, because I’ve witnessed something I’d call, forgive the anthropomorphism, a bit of ‘poetic justice’. When the tiny larvae […]
A mighty beech tree. Shelter. Shade. And more than meets the eye. Its trunk populated by lichen and moss, habitat for invertebrates, food for insects and birds… Roots in symbiosis with microorganisms. Detritus feeders and […]
Happy fetching a stick out of a cool stream. So simple. Just living the moment. Lockdown has forced (most of) us to simplify our lives. Bare essentials. For some, less than that. Is there, among […]
It was on 13 April I spotted my first very early Early Purple orchids and now they have long gone, again somewhat early in this very dry warm spring. On today’s walk in the local […]
transformation matter and energy cycling sustainability physics – chemistry – biology – ecology NATURE beautiful!
Sometime it’s worth keeping your eyes glued to the ground. Atypia affinis is a hunting spider that waits for prey to walk across its tuba shaped net spilling out of its burrow. Then it rushes […]
Sourdough bread is really easy to make and, contrary to a lot of recipes on the internet, does NOT have to mean that you are wasting resources by throwing away half your starter each time […]
I’ve got an old wrapper from a packet of herbs bought in the Kleinmarkthalle (an absolute Frankfurt institution!), sometime in the 1980s. At the time, I had recently moved to Frankfurt for work and discovered […]