Tree Love

Once upon a time a Tree was so loved that when it came time to put a little brick wall around its garden,¬† the owners left a break in the wall so as not to disturb the tree. Over the years, the Tree grew tall and provided shade for the garden and beauty to the…

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Walking amongst Friends

Back in chilly England where spring is still tiptoeing in tentatively, it still feels good to be back among familiar friends.

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Stately Sentinel

I want to introduce you to a friend of mine, a certain ivy-twined¬†tree that I pass almost daily as I make my way through a little alleyway en route to the village. Its size makes the walkway shady and its leaves make a mess on the path when they fall and become hazardously slippery when…

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Wandering into Antiquity

We live on the very edge of old woodlands. Very old woodlands, in fact, once attached to a royal manor belonging to King John. The lodge is long gone, but the coppice woodland is an established and much loved part of local life. Inspired by my weekend of working with the map shown above (and…

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