Tag Archives: cycling

September flowers

It’s always good to find out that you’ve just been out cycling during a weather warning. That’s what happened to me on Monday morning. I did think that the head wind was a bit stronger than usual on the way … Continue reading

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A skunk stripe

I am now catching most of the dawn on my early morning bike rides. The sky ahead of me is full of radiant hues of pink, apricot and lilac. The bright Lenten moon sits on my shoulder. The air is … Continue reading

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Smuggling

Last night must have been perfect for smuggling. It was pitch black when I went out on my bike first thing, only a thin slither of a moon to be seen. My bike light picked out the edges of the … Continue reading

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Summer flowers

July is a wonderful month for flowers. I love it, cycling along by the river of an evening. I can hardly keep my eyes on the path I’m so busy spotting old friends; comfrey, meadowsweet, red campion, common mallow, cow … Continue reading

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Morse code

We’ve had some beautiful evenings here over the last week or so. Once the kids are safely in bed I’ve headed out to explore the riverbanks on my bike. One evening I saw my first swallow of the year, in … Continue reading

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Sketchbook

This week I’m drawing more cyclists.

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Sketchbook

This week I am drawing cyclists.

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Winding down

Rain is pattering down on the kitchen window and three rooks are rooting around in the newly spread compost in the garden. After tonight there will only be two life drawing classes until the end of term. I am winding … Continue reading

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Freewheelin’

Recently we invested in a bike seat for Little Owl. After a search we settled on one where she sits in front of the rider with footwells for her feet. I like it because I can have a chat with … Continue reading

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Local characters

Most places have some great local characters. I remember Xylophone Man when we were in Nottingham. When he sadly passed away he was commemorated with an engraved paving stone outside M&S, where he used to sit. Edinburgh is no different. … Continue reading

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