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Living in the damp middle of nowhere

Wordless Wednesday – A Smooth Newt

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In a Vase on Monday – Spring’s russet tones!

I hope that this finds you coping with isolation, with plenty to keep yourselves active and happy. We’ve certainly been lucky with the weather in East Anglia since the real clamp down on movement occurred and it’s made #StayAtHome and … Continue reading

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Hairy-Footed Flower Bees

This is a photo of a bee having a good guzzle from a red deadnettle.  The bee looks particularly furry and indeed it is, but what is most impressive is the length of the hairs  … on its legs. Especially … Continue reading

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Foraged blossom, stone fruit syrup and sticky date cake

I love this time of year, when the hedgerows around about become billowing white clouds of stone fruit blossom: Damsons, gages, bullace, wild plums and sloes. It is very transient, but beautiful. A while ago I wrote a post sharing … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday – Daffodils: A visual antidote

Wimpole Hall is owned by the National Trust. In a statement about the coronavirus (COVID-19) on Tuesday 17 March 2020 the National Trust said that … Although Wimpole Hall, Farm, restaurant, visitor welcome, shops are now closed until further notice, … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday – Running just to keep still

14/03/2020 With various things being cancelled over the last week I’ve managed to escape to the garden a bit more than usual, which has been brilliant. And Lord knows, it needs the attention, but somehow I’ve struggled to get things … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday – The Art of Weightlessness

     

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