Summer in colour

I am not very good at ‘wandering camera’. In June my Son came to stay with his fiancee, her sister and her sister’s husband. They set off on a walk with Poppy to our nearest village, which is a couple of miles away, and ten minutes later the skies opened in a torrential downpour so […]

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April and May

April was cold and full of grass. I’m pretty sure that it was the coldest month of the year so far. We had frost most nights and snow on two days. May couldn’t be more different – very hot and sunny. But although it’s officially Summer now, all around Spring is still Springing. I don’t remember it ever arriving […]

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Wool on Sundays – 105 (blue)

Welcome to Wool on Sundays again – I feel as if Sundays are coming round more quickly every week! This week the world is very much bluer than we’ve seen it in a long, long time. A couple of days of torrential rain excepted, we’ve had wonderful blue skies and the woods are a carpet of […]

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“Oh, to be in England now that April’s there | And whoever wakes in England sees, some morning..”

(Home-thoughts from Abroad, Robert Browning) WATER On the fourth day of the fourth month, four visitors arrived. EARTH Our hungriest, noisiest neighbour has taken to breakfasting on the ground. [Edited to add: This little bird is a Green Woodpecker. You can learn more about Green Woodpeckers here]. FLOWERS Pretty little wild things that don’t mind the morning […]

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