Category Archives: nature

A thousand miles of history…

To be exact, that should be one thousand, one hundred and twenty four miles, but that makes for a bit of a mouthful as a title… and that’s without the other few hundred miles Stuart had to travel between his … Continue reading

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Bird watching…

My son’s garden is surrounded by trees and they are full of birds of every variety. It is a joy to watch them and listen to their constant song every day, but, at this time of year, we are always … Continue reading

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Scenery…

Too swift in passing Man walks amid miracles Enduring beauty Dismissed as mere scenery Backdrop to his tragedy For Colleen’s poetry challenge

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On the road again…

How much can you really manage to do on a warm, sunny weekend? It is surprising how obliging time can be when it is limited. We do not rush, we are never hurried, but we do seem to manage to … Continue reading

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The vicissitudinous growth of grass…

The winter before last caught me by surprise with the early onset of rain. The final cut of the lawn was postponed due to wet weather… and remained that way until spring finally decided to put in an appearance. Now, … Continue reading

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Crafting in Paradise – Fabric artist and writer, Barbara Williamson

Blossoms against blue skies Swaying on summer breezes Sweets scents of Spring Earth awakens Barbara Williamson I was introduced to Barbara Williamson, the author of this poem, by her friend and co-author, Anne Copeland. Anne was recently a guest on … Continue reading

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Tell me a story!

You don’t have to be a writer… you can be an editor, artist, musician, traveller or poet… just be you. That is always enough and means there are always stories to share. Why not share them here and reach new … Continue reading

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Survivors…

The pearl lace gouramis seem to think spring is in the air. While the female is looking fatter than usual, the male’s chest is brilliant orange and he keeps blowing bubbles. Gouramis build bubble nests on the surface of the … Continue reading

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I can’t help noticing…

It is beginning to look an awful lot like spring. There are buds and the first blossoms on the trees. The ground is covered in tiny wildflowers, from coltsfoot and celandine, to speedwell, daisies  and violets. From the birds building … Continue reading

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Dawn at Hawk Hill

“Hellooo!” said the unnecessarily cheerful voice at the end of the phone. “You sound wide awake!” “I am,” I replied, though four in the morning is no time for anyone to be dragged from sleep. I reached for the coffee, … Continue reading

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