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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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Flitting

Although it has been snowing here this week there are small green buds everywhere I look and it is April at last. For the beginning of April I pick up my seasonal reading again and head off to Somerset with … Continue reading

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Plants for such-and-such a spot

Big Dreamer’s parents have an incredible garden. My eyes were nearly popping out with envy when we visited them last week. On arriving home, by contrast, our plot looked pretty wretched. It’s not for want of trying but I think … Continue reading

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Drawing block

This is a frog I drew on Friday. I was pretty happy to see him emerge from my pen nib because I’ve had a bit of a drawing block this week. I know, great timing and not in the slightest … Continue reading

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Feed the birds

Our bird feeder throngs with birds at the moment. The feeder is right outside the kitchen window so we feel richly rewarded for feeding them by the ringside view we have of their funny antics. It’s especially wonderful for me … Continue reading

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Myxomatosis

This week at college all of us fourth years gave presentations about our work to the rest of the illustration department. I’ve never had to give a presentation about myself before and it felt especially odd because so much of … Continue reading

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Butterflies and buddleia

As part of our gardening escapades we’ve been planting some insect friendly specimens to attract butterflies and bees to our garden. Most of these attempts have been severely curtailed by the rabbits but one that has done well has been … Continue reading

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Broad Beans

Some seeds in our garden have completely failed to germinate this year. I’ve not seen hide nor hair of the beetroot, courgettes, or pumpkins. The odd spinach and lettuce has come up but nothing compared to last year. In contrast, … Continue reading

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Synchronised lawn mowing

Big Dreamer has been told at work that he’s posh for calling the grass in our garden a lawn. Apparently he should say “Back Grass” and “Front Grass”. He thinks this sounds rude so is sticking with “lawn”. These perfectly … Continue reading

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New rabbit strategy

My Mum and Dad are staying with us at the moment. As many of you know my Dad and I are partners-in-crime over the garden. He’d barely been here ten minutes before he’d got the bit between his teeth again … Continue reading

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