Vintage Blooms

We have a potted echinopsis cactus in our garden that is almost as old as we are. This year it has excelled itself – last night 13 flowers opened simultaneously, to create this splendid spectacle.

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Garden Wonders

The sun caught this bracken fungus growing on an ash tree at the bottom of our garden this morning, showing us that magic and wonder are never far away.

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Walking into Spring

Easter weekend in England is long – but this year it is sunny-long. Warm-long! We’re making the most of it, heading into the sunshine as much as we can to see what is stirring and who is returning from their winter haunts.

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Early Spring

My soul responds to the gentle greening of the world around me, and I find myself reaching for my pens and paints while Mother Earth stirs and begins to send forth her colourful shoots and blooms.

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Stormy Sighting

Mother Nature pulled the tide out farther than normal, allowing the sighting of some colourful orange sponges which were resplendent as they stuck out above the grey waves.

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Ribs That Matter

Way back when the world felt a bit more innocent and Barack Obama and John McCain were squaring off against each other in a presidential election, I saw a recipe for John McCain’s Ribs. I was an Obama supporter, but I found myself desperately wanting to make McCain’s ribs, not just because they sounded good,…

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