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Carving Valleys

This morning, when I took Ruby for our walk along the river to Hey Green, the world had turned all watery. It was a bit of a shock for both of us, as we have had such a dry autumn. … Continue reading

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Walking into Winter

I felt like King Lear on the blasted heath today, for the wind, that blows away the autumn and brings us the winter, is crashing down from off the moor, in a rush of tightly-packed isobars. Walking away from home … Continue reading

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A Wordsworthian Walk

 Today my heart has been lifted, and it cost me nothing. All I did was to go out into the autumn. Outside it was windy and sunny. It even got hot for a while. Days like this make all the … Continue reading

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Wilfull is Good

 This is how it was this morning. The hills around us were covered in mist . . . Pule Hill, Deer Hill, Huck Hill. The mist is drawing a horizontal line across them at 1500 feet. Directly above me there … Continue reading

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The Woods in May

May has to be the best month, although my natural inclination is to dismiss it in favour of January, just because the rebel in me refuses to follow the cultural crowd! But you can’t escape the fact that everyone likes … Continue reading

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The Force that Through the Green Fuse Drives the Flower

I have probably mis-quoted Dylan Thomas here, but “The Force that Through the Green Fuse Drives the Flower” is just so apt at this time of year. A birch tree that was felled after Christmas is still pumping sap up … Continue reading

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The Woods in April

We are now half-way through April and the year is thundering on. Time’s accelerator is stuck to the floor and soon I will be approaching the speed of light. I will become a gossamer thread, spun like a cobweb across … Continue reading

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