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A Birch Tree Sings

A Birch Tree Sings

There was a time, in my early 20s when, like Richard Jefferies, I lived and worked in a town (near London). I had an upstairs flat in an old Victorian house. Outside, on the other side of the road, was a Birch tree ...

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March Winds

A Calendar of Haiku - March

... a shepherds warning. Or is it a Welsh Dragon belching fire from the mountains! ...

Mistle Thrush sing from the Churchyard Yews on a blustery morning, in early March - the sky a fiery red just before sunrise.

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Timeless Moments

Timeless Moments

Some musings from my nature diaries ... timeless moments.

I’ve travelled the ways of Richard Jefferies much of my life - even before reading the Story of my Heart in my mid teens - I went for long solitary walks in the fields and woods, on hills and downs and by the rivers and lakes, of ‘Jefferies Land’ - seeking solace in nature; questing the nature of the universe, and ‘sun life’.

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Archibald Thorburn (1860 – 1935)

Archibald Thorburn (1860 – 1935)

Archibald Thorburn (1860 – 1935) is one of Britain’s best known watercolour artists, particularly known for his pictures of birds and mammals placed in beautiful harmonious landscapes.

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The Hawk in the Wind

Reimagining Richard Jefferies (Part 2)

[…] See—the hawk, after going nearly out of sight, has swept round, and passes again at no great distance; this is a common habit of his kind, to beat round in wide circles. As the breeze strikes him aslant his course he seems to fly for a short time partly on one side, like a skater sliding on the outer edge[…]

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