Category Archives: Wild flowers and plants

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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Well, Spring took it’s time but…

I think it’s finally here. This year I don’t think I’ll commit myself further than that. The spring flowers are finally in bloom – a few late wild daffodils still hanging on, primroses and violets everywhere, bluebells just beginning and … Continue reading

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Spring is definitely thinking about it, despite the cold

Even though it feels as though it hasn’t got above freezing here on Dartmoor there are some signs that Spring is lurking in the wings. The wild daffodils in the Dart valley are starting to come out. One of my … Continue reading

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Jack Frost visits Dartmoor

Today is a perfect winter day on Dartmoor – clear blue sky and a sharp frost on the ground. Where the sun has reached the ground the moor is back to it’s winter palette of bronze, green and quite a … Continue reading

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Autumn fungi, including a rather risque one

It is very definitely autumn here on Dartmoor and, despite the damp weather, it hasn’t been a good year for fungi. Most of the ones I’ve seen recently have been tiny, though sometimes beautiful colours. These ones were down by … Continue reading

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How can it be getting autumnal already?

This summer, if you can call it that, seems to have passed in a blur of ferrying teenagers to exams, folk festivals, music workshops, friends houses and so on and so on. It has been hard to find time to … Continue reading

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Rocky meets the lamb-dog

Meet May. She is an orphan lamb who has been brought up on a friends’s farm on Dartmoor along with their two dogs. As a result May thinks she is a dog. No really. When Rocky and I arrived, him … Continue reading

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