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Red Kite Rising

Red Kite - Cameos of Bird Life #15

It was one of those serendipitous moments - hanging out the washing I looked up at the sound of whistling, thinking it was the farmer working his dogs. Only to see a couple of Red Kite rising from the fields with lazy wing beats and forked tails twisting - pale red-brown marionettes in the morning sun ...

distant bells 
red kite rising
into sunlight

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Robert Polhill Bevan 1865-1925

Artists Inspired by Nature – Robert Polhill Bevan 1865-1925

Another of my occasional posts on ‘Artists Inspired by Nature’. I first came across Robert Bevan’s paintings while researching for my two semi-historical non-fictional short stories set in South East Cornwall. He is the Great Grandfather of Patrick Baty, historian of architectural paint and colour. Patrick gave credence to my thoughts on the historical origins of colour and it’s use in paints, central to my stories.

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The Yellowhammer

The Yellowhammer - Cameos of Birdlife #12

The Yellowhammer and his song has become embedded in our cultural memory and rural heritage. Immortalised by Beethoven and Enid Blyton.

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