Category Archives: Out and about

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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Walk with me – Chalk quarries and ridges

As I ate my twelve grapes to the bongs of Big Ben marking the outgoing year, as 2020 slipped into 2021, my only New Year’s resolution was to get out more and walk. Nine months of Lockdowns and restrictions may … Continue reading

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