Tag Archives: Nature & Wildlife

A Walk With Swans

Somewhere along the Jurassic Coastline of Dorset lies a shallow, salty body of water called Fleet Lagoon. Sheltered by Lyme Bay at Chesil Beach, it provides an ideal nesting ground for the world’s only managed colony of Mute Swans. In … Continue reading

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A Spider Bite And A Flash Fiction

The fear of public speaking is stronger than the fear of death itself, ‘they’ say, but in my research for this post I discovered something very interesting: according to an online article which cited the results of a recent survey … Continue reading

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September Rose

September it is then.  Time for picking ripe blackberries from the burgeoning hedgerows to be stewed, sweetened and then baked into golden-crusted pies.  Topped off of course with lashings of steaming hot custard.  But before that, and autumn arrives in … Continue reading

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Into The Fray Of My English Garden

What does the word ‘fray’ mean to you?  This is the question we are asked by John for the Weekly Photo Challenge. When I think of the word fray I tend to think of an actual fray, as in ‘going … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Twist For The House Martin

This week’s theme for the Weekly Photo Challenge is ‘Twist’. Krista asks: ‘This week, share a photo of something that says “twist” to you. It might be that perfect ice cream cone, a yummy bit of liquorice, or something unexpected … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Work Of Art Is An Abalone Shell

The theme for this week’s Weekly Photo Challenge is ‘Work of Art’.  Michelle defines it this way: “Art” isn’t just paintings and sculptures, it can be anything in which we find beauty and meaning — even food. Show us a … Continue reading

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The Calm After The Storm – A Sunny Reprieve for Somerset

With Valentine’s Day behind us, and I do hope that you all had a truly wonderful celebration, here it is Monday again, the start of another week, and I was expecting to post my usual Monday weekly photo challenge but … Continue reading

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