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), […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]