A River Chorus - Sunbeams dance on the surface of the water; a slight breeze brings the sound of birdsong from the ‘greener than green’ woods and fields at the edge of the river; the May blossom - drifts of snow along the river bank; an exquisite undertone - the sound of early summer - heard and yet unheard; a backdrop to the ‘Great Chorus’ (Edward Grey) ...
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2020 / 05 1300 – 1600 Bright and sunny, but not warm. 8°C and light S/SE breeze Silver ‘snow’ moon in its second quarter It’s a joy to be out at last. The layby is technically ‘closed’ but occupied by three construction vehicles, so I have taken the liberty (and indulged in my authority) to […]
Weather. Station. Strange and unsettling to wait so late into Winter before the first hard frost occurs. And in this mild, wet year, it comes as a relief; beautiful and normal in abnormal times. Because, everywhere is sinking into mud: fenceposts rotting, flints rising to the surface to lacerate boot soles and dog paws. The […]
A Guest Post by Clive Bennett ‘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 […]
Skylarks blaring on the moss, and the same old gabble of shelducks at Kirkennan. It’s hellish wet and foul enough to make you heave, but these small nudges send ripples over the pooly land; the otter-mirk and ‘suckle-bud respond.
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