Category Archives: Out and about

Wordless Wednesday – A glimpse of Cambridge Botanics (August 2021)

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On a completely different topic: Cambridge Cows!

I recently read that the continuation of the centuries old practice of grazing cows in Cambridge is now in some doubt, but meanwhile …  90 large, decorative cow sculptures have most definitely moved in! The sculptures have been set up … Continue reading

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Wet feet in search of wild orchids

It didn’t start out as a quest for orchids. First off, it was just a regular dog walk on Corfe Common in Dorset, enjoying the views: And the meadow flowers, like this patch of knapweed shining in the sunshine: But … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday – Wildflowers at Corfe Castle

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In a Vase on Monday – Weather Watchers and Peonies

My vase today is simply filled with beautiful peonies. They smell wonderful. The heads are fully open and frilly, because I picked them several days ago. They didn’t come from my garden. I went to a local Pick Your Own … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday – Studland in yellow

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Wordless Wednesday – The Lady Detectorist

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Mill Road Cemetery: A resting place, a wildlife refuge and community fulcrum

Lockdown has seen me taking local walks in places that I would have never thought to explore (or even walk to) previously. This week, an appointment in town left me with time to kill in Cambridge itself and, as I … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday – Like giant flowers!

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Wordless Wednesday – Byron’s Pool, Cambridge: A Literary Walk

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