Posts on Nature
We need the tonic of wildness...At the same time that we are earnest to explore and learn all things, we require that all things be mysterious and unexplorable, that land and sea be indefinitely wild, unsurveyed and unfathomed by us because unfathomable. We can never have enough of nature.
― Henry David Thoreau,
Did you ever wrap your arms around a felled giant and get up close and personal with it’s roots and heart? The wooden body feels so strong, there are new buds on the tips of it’s branches but the torn roots are dry. This Beech tree will never come into leaf again. […]
Clinging on in the storm The storm hit hard and I was in the thick of it swerving back and forth in 150k gusts. Finally reaching the warren of back roads nearest home, it dawned on me; I was crazy to be out in this weather! Of the many possible routes, three turned […]
A young rabbit joined me for breakfast this morning. There were moments of complete relaxation while we both nibbled. I knew this was a temporary respite. As soon as there was a flicker of the unexpected one of us would bolt for safety. Then I turned my head for a moment and […]
There are times, when in the stillness, we stand like sentinals on what is left of our tangled wilderness……
It’s usually early morning. A time when I am half asleep. A time when I am mulling over so many “important things”. Maybe during breakfast, this is the moment when they decide to take flight. First there is the unmistakable sound, the loud beating of wings. The start is a little clumsy as […]
Are we sharing similar thoughts as we watch the cattle being fed? Fodder. Winter. Action. The structure of everything is revealed by winter, so I am aware of this Robin following me. It’s a territorial thing with Robins, they own the place. Making my way along the lane, he continually swoops on ahead […]
At least once a year there has to be a Butterfly Blitz on Foxglove Lane and today’s the day!! That’s it plain and simple……..
I’ve spent many years now photographing the stunning and exotic wild Foxgloves (Digitalis Purpurea) on the lane here. So when I started this blog 2 years ago I named it after them. A regular feature of childhood games, magical drawings in fairy stories and romantic cottage gardens, Foxgloves are an annual blissful treat. […]
It’s quiet here and in spite of the proximity to the road, it remains wild. Darker than usual, fresh leaves block the sky. At dusk the light fliters through at a rakish angle making long shadows and spotlighting the little blue flowers I have come to see.To get to the woods I […]