nature

Look Up

Even the greyest day can be brightened by looking up. The clouds are an ever-changing art gallery. And clear skies can be just as enrapturing.

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nature

Seaside Adventures

This weekend, I was lucky enough to visit Weston-super-Mare. As a child and teenager, I visited regularly, enjoying rock pooling, donkey rides, paddling and playing on the pier. The beach is still as golden as I remembered, and I was pleased to see the shells I collected as a child were still abundant. The cold […]

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nature

Focus on Nature

A walk in nature is wonderful in its own right. However, if you have kids to entertain, or a busy mind that refuses to let go of work stresses, you may need something extra to focus attention on. Try these to make your next nature walk even more engaging. Count the Colours How many different […]

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nature, Storytelling

Tree Stories

The naked trees dominate the landscape at the moment. While blossoming trees bring joy to spring, bare branches show the complexity of trees, creating striking silhouettes against the sky. The Woodland Trust is currently asking people to share their tree stories, in support of creating a tree charter. They explain on their site: “The charter will be […]

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nature

A Frosty Reception

Today, the cold may have made it hard to stay outside for long without freezing fingers and instilling a chill that required many recuperative cups of tea. However, the lingering frost painted magical pictures.

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nature

Twisted Beauty

Trees are a visual indication of resilience.  The twists in their branches and roots hint at their history: the winds they’ve faced and storms they’ve survived. The more trees have been through, the more beautiful they can be. Maybe trees see wrinkled people in the same way…

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nature

Reflections

The more I look at nature, the more connections become apparent. The branches of the trees against the sky remind me of veins and capillaries. These trees brought to mind neurons and dendrites. The same pattern repeats, between plants, flowers and trees. By paying attention  to the beauty around us, we can see the patterns […]

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