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In a Vase on Monday – A first snowdrop

I keep being caught out by the weather this winter. Today started warm and I didn’t bother with a coat, but by the end of the morning I regretted that as a cold, persistent wind had sprung up while I … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday – Snowdrops at Chippenham Park

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In a Vase on Monday – Snippets between showers

I’ve been dodging rain showers all day. This afternoon it came down to a decision between nipping out to look for a few flowers or going for an immediate dog walk round the village (I couldn’t face a second deep-mud … Continue reading

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Snowdrops and muddy knees

Now that the snowdrops are definitely showing in our garden, I thought that it was time to search online for other, more extensive, displays that we could visit. It seems as if this weekend (11-12th Feb) is the favourite time … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday – Budding Performers

Another day, another dog walk. Well, it has been grey and foggy of late so it feels more like another dog trudge actually. I was pounding the mud, downcast and gloomy, until I spotted this willow emerging in the newly … Continue reading

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A Garden full of Canals

Chippenham Park, Cambridgeshire, has a distinctly naval theme governing the layout of its gardens and it certainly contains boat loads of water, nearly all laid out in the form of long straight canals. The reason for this focus is that … 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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