Tag Archives: wildlife

Encounter #midnighthaiku

Just a fleeting glimpse Eye and lens at the ready Watching each other Opportunists both Alert for a transient prize Seizing the moment

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Brief encounter…

It was the morning after the workshop, our last morning in Cumbria, and adventure called. We had stayed an extra night to allow us to drive the long way home, through the stunning landscapes of the Lake District… and via … Continue reading

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Jungle #midnighthaiku

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Fragile strength

Unfettered beauty Riding the storms of Chaos Fragile as a heart There are few things as strong…or as fragile…as a butterfly. Their delicate wings can withstand both wind and rain, yet the touch of a finger can damage them beyond … Continue reading

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Notes from a small dog – Snowtime!

Seeing as it had snowed and it doesn’t happen very often here, I made her take me out for a walk. I didn’t have to try very hard, I have to say…for once, she seemed as eager as me to … Continue reading

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Resident beauty

The great houses and stately homes are all very well in their way, but the real joy of our visit to Dunham Massey was the deer park. The first recorded mention of the park that surrounds the house dates back … Continue reading

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Squirrels and stones

With the car bursting at the seams, I completed the drive north for the workshop. Picking up Stuart on the outskirts of Sheffield, our first port of call would be cross-country to collect a crystal that would be a symbolic … Continue reading

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Top ten posts of 2016 – first batch

There are over five thousand posts on this site. According to the stats, these are the most viewed posts of the year: Taking the slow road north It was springtime, just, though the calendar still said otherwise. I had time … Continue reading

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Getting settled

I haven’t been idle while the internet was down. I spent the first few days trying to make a hell-hole into a home before my first visitor arrived. The morning after the move I looked as if I’d gone ten … Continue reading

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Rooted in the Land – Ancient marks

While there has long been an interest in the lives of our ancestors, until relatively recently that interest was largely limited to a small group of passionate antiquarians. Modern archaeological methods may be stringent in their cataloguing and recording, the … Continue reading

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