Ben Huberman, in the Discover Prompts series running for the month of April, asks "In these days of lockdowns, closures, and physical distancing, what does Open mean to you?" This is what "open" means to me. Wide open space, fresh, crisp air, clear blue skies, birdsong and a profusion of hawthorne bushes. The space gave me opportunity … Continue reading This is what open means to me
Extract from Dabelle's diary - Wednesday 3rd October Hi there, folks. It's been a long whole since Debbie let me write something for her blog. But finally, she thought I had something groovy to share with you! Like Debbie, I have been in Africa most of my life. Now that I am here in England, … Continue reading Dabelle’s Diary – Autumnal fun
About a month ago I went to the woods for a walk, taking only my phone with me. As I wandered through the darker, damper places I stumbled upon the biggest assortment of mushrooms I've ever seen (yes, I've been in South Africa for so long, and we don't have a lot of damp, dark … Continue reading Wow – wild fungi love!
You know how sometimes you just get up at exactly the right time? This was the scene that greeted me last Saturday!
Hi there everyone. Sorry I've been absent for a while. I've got just 6 days left to finish off my book proposal for the Hay House contest and as you can imagine that is taking up all of my time and energies. I'm hoping to be back into posting next week. In the meantime, this … Continue reading A fistful of feathers
Ascribing human qualities to other objects, is called anthropomorphism. I wonder if there is a word to ascribe fantasy qualities to trees? During recent walks in local woods, I've been taking pics of trees that seem to be fantasy creatures in disguise. Is is just me, or do you also see things like this? AboveLeft: Is that … Continue reading Hidden fantasy creatures
It wasn't a very hot day today but the bees were out in full force. And busy as only bees can be. The plant by the fence was "BEE CENTRAL" How on earth do those tiny flowers provide nectar for such fat bees? Incoming!I'm off! When you think about it, bees do look comical when … Continue reading A hive of spring activity
If you go down in the woods todayYou're sure of a big surpriseIf you go down in the woods todayYou'd better go in disguise! Hmmm, I rather like going as me, thank you. On my own, with my camera. Although it sometimes feels uncomfortable as it did last week. I felt conspicuous. There were loads … Continue reading An artist date in the woods near me
Five minutes with a mature tulip in J's garden. This post is for the Regular Random tag (see below for more details). Six divisions in the brown area - one for each leaf. Three pointy bits on the stamen. A perfect mandala in the centre of this vibrantly coloured flower. One leaf that droops. The … Continue reading A single tulip: Regular Random
I like to think of my blog as a living, breathing thing. As such, it needs to reflect the changes and adjustments that are going on in my life. The overall focus remains the same: to share the small things that elevate the day from the ordinary to the extraordinary. But, as my life changes, so my writing changes and what I write about changes to some extent.