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Cuttings

Little Owl went back to school today after two weeks of Easter holidays in which it was either grey and raining or grey and cold. Finch and Wren were bereft as they waved her through the school doors. What would … Continue reading

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Wasps

Out in the garage the other week little Owl pointed up to the roof over my shoulder and asked, “Is that pollen mummy?” Clinging to the wooden beam was a cluster of carefully built little hexagons. As we watched a … 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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Sodden fields

Little Owl and I crossed sodden fields to Toddler Group this morning. I carried her over large stretches where the water was deep enough to engulf her wellies. The long grass looked beautiful delicately peppered with glimmering droplets until I … Continue reading

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Fortress building

Here’s what I got up to today. As you can see from my sketchbook I’d been hatching this plan for a while! It’s all about keeping the competition out. First of all, choice of crop. Broad beans appear surprisingly frost … Continue reading

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A dead bunny

This is a reject illustration from my current project at college. There’s something not right about them. Sort of stiff and uncomfortable and a bit too functional. Today I went to put the washing out and found a baby bunny … Continue reading

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Pests

This evening I have been watching the rooks coming in to roost across the still evening sky. Today we dug up half the potatoes in the vegetable patch only to find that something had gnawed and chewed its way through … Continue reading

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Pia’s Competition No.2

Here is the second instalment of Pia’s competition. It’s a bit of holiday fun to remind her of Scotland but you can join in too. Where is this in Edinburgh? It’s quite a tricky one so I’ll give you a … Continue reading

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