Quote of the day:
“Light nurtures beauty –
what is a potato to a cauliflower, or a lettuce to a turnip?
But darkness also has its arc. Notice the curves on a potato.
Those are the remainders of lost journeys, spent looking for light.
Hence the potato’s blind eyes. The bones of darkness have punctured them.”
~ Sumana R0y
Forage in January for:
Alexanders, Dandelion Leaves, Rosehips, Cleavers, Burdock Roots, Chickweed
Category Archives: Out and about
RSPB* Fen Drayton Lakes * The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds is a wildlife conservation charity. Initially, the Society (without the Royal) was an all-women movement created in 1889 by Emily Williamson to fight a fashion for feathers … Continue reading
I’ve not posted for a bit (busy and distracted, sorry), but Cathy’s lovely idea for celebrating a week of flowers, to cheer and inspire us at this time of year, was too welcome an opportunity to miss without applauding it … Continue reading
I managed to fit in my usual autumn visit to Cambridge Botanics last week on a gloriously sunny day, so I was hoping for brilliant colour. I certainly wasn’t disappointed by the wonderful Liquidambar by the (surprisingly empty) lake. Sadly … Continue reading
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
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
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