A Leafy Opportunity

When I'm not out walking amongst Nature, I'm buried in books. This week my main focus of study is tree phenology. "Phenology is the study of periodic plant and animal life cycle events and how these are influenced by seasonal and interannual variations in climate, as well as habitat factors (such as elevation)." As winter becomes... Continue Reading →

After The Rain

For me, change is being able to evolve with whatever the conditions to a different dimension and state of understanding. As humans we often find ourselves subjected to an array of emotions, conditions and directions. Nature however, takes its time to adapt to change but eventually catches up to be stronger and more resilient. We... Continue Reading →

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 →

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 →

The Touch of Life

Like a stream of blue paint through green The river meanders I take soft, small steps of care My mind already wanders In the woods amongst the trees I pick up my pace As I locate the tree Amongst the trees I race Reaching out with my fingers To connect with life Life pulls me... Continue Reading →

Conflict or Consciousness

My sensible and logical mind refuses to use the word 'vs' in my blog title, as I think that sets too much of an aggressive tone. If there is any fighting it will only be in our minds. Through my life I've been quite conscious of how my mind works. Though it may struggle at... Continue Reading →

The Struggles of Being Tiny

I have always known that being 5ft was short. Perhaps some would say ‘petite’, for a kinder word. I remember how glad I was in school when we had to line up in height ascending order; I was secretly happy I was second from the front. Yes, there was indeed someone else more ‘petite’ than... Continue Reading →

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