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Tree Love
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Tree Love

It’s easy to take trees for granted. However, as the lungs of the earth, they deserve more appreciation. I think they’re particularly beautiful at this time of year, with their branches on display. The Woodland Trust is currently looking for your tree stories, to help show what they mean to people. Find out more here. Continue reading

Finding Beauty
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Finding Beauty

Nature is less showy at this time of year than it is in the spring and summer. However, there is beauty to be found in looking more closely at the plants that are around. Moss is a particular favourite, making me imagine tiny worlds. As the year progresses, tiny flowers are opening up. You have … Continue reading

Natural Love
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Natural Love

Valentine’s Day has become a consumerist explosion of teddy bears and restaurant offers, with so much obligation to ‘be romantic’ that many people feel resentful about celebrating at all. However, St Valentine’s Day was originally a more natural celebration, based around the day that medieval birdwatchers thought birds started mating. It was deemed a time … Continue reading

Duck Watching
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Duck Watching

No matter how grey the day, feeding the ducks always makes me smile. I find it fascinating watching the interplay between the ducks: some greedy, some bold, some aggressive and some taking a step back until the other ducks have become less frenzied. The ducks seem to have different personalities, and tiny stories play out … Continue reading