The first dull day in weeks, sadly bringing little rain. Still, the coast always offers new perspectives. This succulent plant is adapted to harsh conditions on top of a rock within the reach of sea […]
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 […]
The sea. It’s good to come back to the coast, see the sea, hear it, smell it and feel it. A refreshing swim, enjoying the gentle swell. Revitalised! Calm and content.
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 […]
My friends Kai, Kodai and Gen Benjamin of Varied Heights wrote and recorded a ‘food for thought’ song on the current global situation. Check it out here: LOCK(DOWN/UP) – Original Songhttps://youtu.be/HT5WZXT5EGg
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 […]
A tranquil morning paddle is a perfect start to my day. All is quiet, a heron changes perch from Cornwall to the Devon bank of the Tamar. Fish disturb the surface and their ripples on […]
transformation matter and energy cycling sustainability physics – chemistry – biology – ecology NATURE beautiful!
Transformation: giving up petals producing fruit growing and maturing and a different kind of beauty emerges.
During 8 weeks of UK lockdown, I’ve been keeping to the rules and walked the local area. Rules changed last week and today, with my friend Liz, I walked on Dartmoor. The big open space, […]