nature

Golden Wonders

As the flowers burst forth along the canal (and between the paving slabs) it becomes increasingly obvious that yellow is the colour of the season (along with sky blue and spring green, of course – which is also the Pantone colour of the year) I love the brightness which shines through on even the greyest […]

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Natural Treasures

This is a great time of year to get outdoors and really appreciate the joys of nature. Try going on a natural treasure hunt, only returning home when you’ve spotted all the following. A Dead Nettle A Bud Dandelions Blossom Daffodils Forget-me-Nots A Pollinator Clouds I’ve deliberately chosen common sights to make it a manageable […]

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Think of the Ducklings

At this time of year, it’s particularly good to get out for a walk along the canal as duckling season is here. So far, I’ve only spotted them from a distance but I’m determined to get closer as soon as I can. As the ducklings are proving elusive, here are some from last year. While […]

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Spring Rainbowblooms

The flowers are emerging at speed as life springs forwards. Last week saw more colours coming through. While yellow and purple were first to appear, now the blue flowers are popping up. I haven’t seen many red and orange flowers yet but love the spring green that provides a vibrant backdrop for all the flowers. […]

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Shadows and Reflections

Duckling watch season is here and the canal beckons, particularly on a sunny day. Sadly, the ducklings were hiding today (but here are some from previous years – any excuse for duckling pictures…) However, the sunshine cast fascinating shadows as I fed the ducks. The swans happily admired their reflections. And the light sparkling on […]

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Eat, Grow, nature

Spring Into the Weekend

With spring now here, there are lots of ways to enjoy the outdoors. Try one of these this weekend. Foraging: From wild garlic and nettle soup to dandelion and primrose salad, taste the spring by picking the best of the new season’s produce. Use the tips of nettles (first 4-6  leaves) and fresh new dandelion […]

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