The Power of Being in Nature

The sun was out, the sky was blue, the birds were calling so we took another stroll into the small woodland and round the lake where we live. Cuckoo Flower (Cardamine pratensis) or 'Lady's Smock' Walking on the grassy verge we spotted this lovely spring wildflower - the Cuckoo Flower - or also known as... Continue Reading →

A ‘Lockdown’ Nature Walk

When we imagine that the grass is greener on the other side, we often find that the grass is actually greener on this side. Yesterday's 'one daily exercise' was to walk around the lake where we live. I love the little woodland we've got on site. It comprises of mainly willow but also has silver... Continue Reading →

In a Corona of the Woods

With Earth there was wildlife. With wildlife came biodiversity. With biodiversity there were humans. With humans came... Chaos? I try not to think like that but you have to admit that most of the time it’s true. It started with an epicentre, which quickly became an epidemic and now it’s a pandemic. And this week... Continue Reading →

Vistas

Just a weekend photo post featuring three beautiful vistas that I had taken on my phone. In the Cotswolds The first one was taken on a lovely sunny day in October, as I was walking around a lake in the Cotswolds. This was the beginning of Autumn, as you can see the trees showing off... Continue Reading →

From Ground to Canopy

Have you ever had the feeling when you're in the right place at the right time, everything just flows? Conversations come naturally, you meet the exact people you need to meet and your thoughts and visualisations take form in the real world. I experienced such a day this week. We were attending a ranger meet... Continue Reading →

Orchard Tree Planting Day

Last Thursday a few of us and some volunteers headed over to our neighbouring estate to plant some fruit trees. The drive over revealed how cold it had been in the night Seeing a decent white dusting over the moors was certainly refreshing as we have been quite disillusioned by the constant rain and dark... Continue Reading →

Mean Hands, Mean Work

I looked at my hands this week and I didn't expect anything less. A few days spent in the relentless winter rain and cold - albeit in the woods - made me realise what I'd got myself into during the hardest of seasons. However I was relieved to have that filth and cragginess on my... Continue Reading →

My Celebration of Trees

Just thought I'd share some of my favourite tree photographs which I have taken so far on this inspirational journey. Trees are such an absolute joy to be around with! 'The General' at Horner Wood, 500 years old An English Oak on the Lanhydrock EstateA lovely old Beech at Coombe Wood in Goodleigh The oldest... Continue Reading →

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