Tiny droplets of mist settled on this daisy. Pretty in the mizzle.
Cold weather rewards: I love those little towers of ice extruded from the soil during a mild frost. I say ‘extruded’ because they are all topped with a little crown of soil (or an acorn), indicating that they… Read More
It’s cold in Cornwall (+1°C, feels like -6°C with the wind chill), although calling the weather ‘the beast from the east’ is exaggerating the situation somewhat. It’s not -30°C! Nevertheless, it is heartening to see new growth in… Read More
After long grey day a lighter cloud cover allows an intermittent and welcome view of the moon and stars.
Sometimes, even I have to admit that it is a little bit unpleasant outdoors. Like today. I walked out with heavy rain and wind on my back and returned walking into it. A couple of miles and even… Read More
Local lanes provide surprising vistas at different times and light conditions. An overcast winter afternoon shows grey in the east and orange in the west.
A modern forecast told Captain Ben about the gale we are expecting in the area hours before we are leaving for a more sheltered anchorage. If you look at it the old fashioned way, that washed out sun… Read More
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 that refreshes the… Read More
Keble Martin’s Concise British Flora in Colour (1971) specifies the flowering period of Cross-leaved Heath (Erica tetralix) as July to August. It’s early, officially. I kind of knew that, especially because I also spotted other heathers on Kit… Read More