Battling Bluebells

The whites and yellows of the countryside’s earliest blooms have given way to the purples and blues of the developing spring’s woodland floor. It’s a wonderful time of year to have had a run of clear skied sunny days, hours lost wandering through the shifting patterns thrown down from the canopy, muddy knees and stiff … More Battling Bluebells

Starting Early

The alarm has to be set ever earlier for adventures in the first light. Although we’d planned an early morning run, once Radio 4 interrupted our unconsciousness at five thirty, a slower start of coffee in bed followed by a woodland wander was clearly the more palatable idea. The serenity of an early morning in a town … More Starting Early

easter out west

With the in-laws scattered across the globe, Bryony & I were lucky enough to have their West Wight home as ours for the Easter weekend. Fortuitously as it happens, as this week we welcomed a new member to our household, Rolo the rescue dog. The large garden and footpaths abounding from the doorstep made the perfect location for … More easter out west

Wildflowers

It’s impossible to choose a favourite season, but spring brings a glorious bounty to those who like to get down low. After the mud and rain of the winter, it’s a joyful thing to lay down in sun-warmed grasses for the best views of this season’s multitude of colour and form. Muddy knees and damp … More Wildflowers