Notes: The original post which formed the basis of a brief article first published in the Crabbet Heritage Magazine - August 2019. The picture is a pencil drawing of an Arab Mare and Foal, from 1898 which I have had restored and now hangs in pride of place on my landing picture gallery.
Welcome to my Blog – a celebration of birds, mostly – in art and anecdote, poetry and prose – part memoir, part anthology, part nature writing, with biographical snippets about favourite artists. Follow me as I ramble through the year writing about the birds I see – share your own encounters with birds, or tell me about your patch … More
2019 / 81 07:45 – 09:30 Bright and clear early on, but rapidly clouding up from SW. 12 – 15°C. Heavy rain showers for most of the last week Occasional bright days Seasons change, and so time here before work gets more difficult. Especially when the weather is as grey, dull and crap as it […]
The Sense of an Ending. The dew-filled tubes of stubble straws have their own silly surprises. They can hold a lot of water. This is apparent, when walking across harvested fields in bare legs & a favourite old dress. I love harvest time. We plan a family walk, high on the Pewsey Downs and by […]
Simon Coleman Photo by Richard Wiltshire: https://www.trover.com/d/1m11S-quantock-hills-somerset-england ‘The sun in silence rising over the sea makes me feel a sense and a sympathy with some larger life, and to imagine some larger scheme.’ So wrote Richard Jefferies in his notebook in early 1887, in what would be the last year of his life. He […]
The pigs are giving me a headache. It’s been fun to produce our own pork over the last few years, but there’s an inherent problem with pigs which takes a little chewing. Pigs grow best when they’re fattened on a commercial pellet, and this stuff comes with a mucky footprint. The pellet I buy takes […]
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