Category Archives: Illustration

Franklin Nights

There is an old Westcountry name for the nights of the 19th, 20th and 21st of May. These are the Franklin Nights, feared for bringing late frosts to the orchards and causing a bad harvest. Down this way it is … Continue reading

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Milk Moon

The milk moon was enormous on Monday morning. It balanced on the ridgeline of the distant hills, silvery white against a dawn sky of orange and pinks. I watched a swan circle, its wings tipped with gold, then disappear behind … Continue reading

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Huffy herons

Birds, blossom and buds are all flourishing along the river banks now the weather has warmed and it has finally stopped raining. There are rabbits everywhere. I have disturbed the grey heron from his huntings several times on my bike, … Continue reading

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Another year

A year has passed and I don’t need to look back at old blog posts to know exactly what I was doing this time last year. April is my mum’s birthday and to celebrate, every year my mum, my sister, … Continue reading

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Happy Easter

 

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Celebrations

It’s been a weekend of celebrations. Little Owl turned nine and it was my Mum and Dad’s ruby wedding anniversary. How on earth they’ve made it to forty years leaves everyone, including themselves, scratching their heads! This is a couple … Continue reading

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Mini Beast from the East

Just when we all thought it was safe to get going in the garden the ‘Mini Beast from the East’ struck. Were you all alright? I hope you managed to stay safe and warm. It caught us completely unawares. Despite … Continue reading

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Warmed twice

Look at all the digging I did this weekend! I am feeling proud, if a little achy. This weekend was the first dry(ish) opportunity to get over to the allotment and dig in all the lovely manure Big Dreamer had … Continue reading

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Happy belated World Book Day!

The thaw has filled the river to bursting. The water meadows are all water and no meadow, reflecting back a gun metal sky. But everywhere in the natural world there is hustle and bustle. Out on my bike in the … Continue reading

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An eventful weekend

Did you survive the snow? Apart from the odd mound left from road clearing, ours has all gone. After living in Scotland I find snow so evocative, especially being in a rural community.  As many of you will know, country … Continue reading

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