Wind brought

Wind brought

The leaves are being swept from the trees and hedges, revealing previously hidden treasures. Along the edges of the newly ploughed fields, which rise up the hill where the wind whips, wild roses scramble. And here and there along their stems robin’s pincushions redden, each one a delicate mass of moss-like fronds. These unkempt growths [...]

Whale on the sands

Whale on the sands

Yesterday was our last day in the Cornish seaside village of Pentewan, so in the morning we headed down to the shore for one last gaze out to sea before heading back inland. As we turned to walk along the sands, we got quite a shock.  There on the shoreline lay the carcass of a [...]

Take one jar . . . and create a nature display

Take one jar . . . and create a nature display

Walks at this time of year are punctuated by frequent interruptions: stooping to collect hazelnuts in their fresh green casings, pausing to admire the berries in the hedgerows. A few treasures always make it home with us.   We rediscovered the idea of the nature table by displaying our finds in a glass jar; replacing [...]