The Value of Being a Learner

I'm going to get my thoughts out this very moment when I'm just a little bit heartbroken. Of course you can say that when one is disappointed it can make them do impulsive things. Like write a blog post maybe? Unfortunately that isn't entirely my frame of mind right now. I'm more interested in exploring... Continue Reading →

Helping Hands

When an idea or feeling creeps up on you, it is almost impossible to ignore. This was what happened about six years ago, when I had been caning the David Attenborough BBC documentaries, watching one series after another - reminiscing with the gorgeous imagery of coral reefs, lush rainforests and mountains - and really missing... Continue Reading →

Reflections

One of my favourite spots to go and contemplate in is my local woodland reserve. I remember how I was feeling on this day a few years ago. I was at a crossroads in my career, having been through a few setbacks despite knowing deep down that I was good enough for progression but just... Continue Reading →

Lock and Release

I am close to completing a carbon sequestration sampling and woodland surveying job with my mentor in a lovely Cornish woodland. By estimating how much carbon a woodland can capture, you gain knowledge of the potential a woodland has in order to better manage it for the onset of climate change. It's been fun learning... Continue Reading →

Pathways

Today I feel uplifted. I simply cannot describe the exact feeling: It's a tightness in my heart centre - not a bad one - but a nervous excitable energy knowing that I'm on the right path with my passion for trees. I was talking to a good friend today as he was feeling a bit... Continue Reading →

Last and First

As I'm writing, we are officially sailing through the first day of 2021 in the UK, so firstly a very Happy New Year to us all. Yesteryear was probably - for a lot of people - a branch that we'd like to snap across our knee. Although our boundaries and freedom have changed drastically, a... Continue Reading →

The Fading Light

The trees are calling I move my feet A foot in front of the other Round the fringes I proceed Step into the sanctuary A place I recognise Through my darkest hour In the evening's disguise My eyes are holding onto The last remaining light As I listen to the water My heart gently burns... Continue Reading →

Bokeh (Macro) Nature Shots

I have recently stumbled upon a new term in photography: Bokeh. Back when I used to shoot professionally, we only knew the term ‘macro’. Apparently ‘Bokeh’ is termed as “the Japanese aesthetic quality of the blur produced in out-of-focus parts of an image”. When I was a photojournalism student, I was extremely passionate about photography,... Continue Reading →

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