Category Archives: Countryside

Nature – she persists

It is easy to look at a winter landscape and think that all has gone – nature is dead and cold. To think that there is nothing to see and nothing happening. If you look though there is so much … Continue reading

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Planting flowers

I like many people I see lots of memes on social media these days. One in particular struck me as very pertinent at the beginning of this year. Two people are chatting whilst one of  them is gardening. The watcher … Continue reading

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Goodbye 2016 – not sorry to see you go.

2016 was not a good year. Apart from all the grim and ghastly things happening in the news, that seemed to rock the foundations of the type of society I thought I lived in and promised more un-nerving and disturbing … Continue reading

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Owl baby 2105

We’ve had our own owl baby again this year. I am told, by those that know these sort of things, that it is a tawny owl baby and jolly noisy it is too. We have plenty of tawny owls around … Continue reading

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Good grief – I’m back!

Dear Blog, I know you have  been much neglected – can it really be December since I last posted? I hope you are still talking to me. I’ve been really busy – honest. Lots has been happening.  There was a tearful, … Continue reading

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Happy Christmas Dartmoor Smile

Cor! The Boxing Day weather up here is horrible enough to drive a wall to drink!

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A long way from Dartmoor

When I was very young, 5 or 6, my dad would sometimes take me outside in the dark Devon countryside to look at the velvety dark night sky. He showed me the Milky Way, talked about stars and planets, pointed … Continue reading

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