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Growing the Rainbow
Art / nature

Growing the Rainbow

After a few weeks, my phone is filling up with flower images that I’ve collected for #Rainbowblooms (Sundays 11am-6pm GMT). I love the beautiful diversity of flowers. I’ve also started to notice more and more details as I take more photographs: stamen fascinate me. They are so different and so beautiful. The colours are changing … Continue reading

Walking With Alpacas
nature

Walking With Alpacas

I am not sure why I first decided I wanted to walk with alpacas. I think the desire to learn more about camelids may have started when I saw a llama standing next to a sign warning about ducks crossing in Wittering. I later saw a place offering the chance to walk alpacas in the … Continue reading

Autumn Days
Eat / Gift / Grow / nature

Autumn Days

I have always loved Autumn. I blame the hymn Autumn Days which we sang at school: Autumn days when the grass is jewelled and the silk inside a chestnut shell. Jet planes meeting in the air to be refuelled, All these things I love so well. Aside from the jet plane mention, which confused me then … Continue reading

Folklore Thursday: Respect Your Elder
Eat / Gift / Grow / nature / Storytelling

Folklore Thursday: Respect Your Elder

As foraging season comes into its own, the hedgerows along the canal are bursting with elderberries. Having missed the window for elderflower champagne making this year, I was determined not to miss out on making elderberry port too. The process is simple enough – at least once you’ve discovered the secret weapon for easy elderberry … Continue reading

Love a Duck
nature

Love a Duck

The first creatures to entrance me when I moved near a canal were ducks: ducklings, to be precise. I moved in the spring and was soon hooked on watching them grow up: my own natural soap opera. I now see them as my pets (without any ownership – they are still their own ducks. I … Continue reading

Beautiful Bugs
Art / nature

Beautiful Bugs

I’ve never really appreciated bugs. However, since 30 Days Wild introduced me to the joys of nature photography, I’ve developed a newfound appreciation of the beauty of insects of all kinds. It started when I caught this bee on camera. Bees (particularly bumble bees) are the teddy bears of the insect world. Even people who … Continue reading