Category Archives: Winter

Wordless Wednesday – Bark(ing) Mad

Now that it is easy to see the wood from the trees, it is well worth taking a walk to check out how beautiful tree bark can be. These pictures were taken in Cambridge Botanical Gardens.

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In a Vase on Monday – Paper Thin

The birch trunk is peeling, casting scroll-like bark sheets to the ground. So I’ve helped it a bit. I had the idea that rolling up the pieces of bark, as one might to make tissue flowers, would result in an … Continue reading

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Nature’s surprises

This week I started to hear strange noises from the underside of my car. We were on the slow morning crawl into town when we started to hear odd metal pinging sounds beneath us, like rivets snapping, then something like … Continue reading

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Dreaming in Wandlebury Ring

I love the atmosphere at Wandlebury Ring, near Cambridge. Standing in its deep ditches it is easy to feel slightly lost in time. I can dream of giants (Gogmagog), warriors (Romans),  knights (see Gervase) and of Kings (James II). Way … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Hedging my bets

It is large-scale, mechanical hedge-cutting season here in the Fens. The rule of thumb is to get it all done before the end of February, before the birds start nesting in earnest. Most of the time the results have the … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday – Wind-crossed lovers

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Wordless Wednesday – Spotted: First Hare of the Year

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A riot of colour on the Winter Walk

Anglesey Abbey is a well known destination for galanthophiles in East Anglia and its extensive, landscaped displays of over 300 varieties of snowdrops are well worth a visit in February. This year though, due to the usually warm winter weather, … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday – Blowing in the wind

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Wordless Wednesday – The golden alder spills his guts?

(I thought these alder catkins were so pretty, until my son went passed and told me what he thought they looked like)

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