Category Archives: ecology

Fleeting Impressions: Knowing my Place

Over the last month or so, I have been making little explorations around my home ground. Not going very far afield. 6.7.18 BUCKS VALLEY WOODS – hoverflies After the long, dry, sunny summer: flowers, birds, butterflies, verdant greenery – I … Continue reading

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A Reality Check by the River – reblogged from Artist at Exit 0

Originally posted on Artist at Exit 0 Riverblog:
Well, the season for grand political theatre is almost over.  I’m feeling like most of the country who are so tired of the divisiveness that has defined this overly long election. Certainly, a…

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The Simplicity of Nature

Watching the fascinating Countryfile Autumn Special  on the BBC iPlayer yesterday, one particular image has stayed with me: that of a single leaf falling down into the river. The narrator explained how the multitude of leaves falling from the trees along the riverbank would … Continue reading

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Westward Ho! slow-down-look-out

mild, grey with cloud and yet warm sudden quiet rhythm of the ocean. warmth on the back of my neck no cars, just a few peaceful holiday makers. I walk along the edge of land and ocean; the surfaced track … Continue reading

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Torridge estuary: Spring 2012

Spring is here! Images and sounds gathered from recent explorations around my local landscape. ——————————————————– Above is a snippet from recent work along the water’s edge near where I live. It is somewhere I come a lot, for peace and … Continue reading

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Lichen

Feeling a little like Dr Who approaching a strange new planet, I squinted through the lens at a magnificent, highly complex world – a world of bushy frondy shrubby things and crusty flat spreading patches, a world of what looked … Continue reading

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Holly

Merry Christmas everyone!  Look forward to meeting you again  in Jan 2012.  Meanwhile, sending you this bright wintry greeting from Northam, Devon. And if you feel like a little bit of holiday reading, check out Tara Pappas’s delightful blog: Artful Explorations in … Continue reading

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Cleaning up the land: Mel Chin

Environmental art has developed and diversified over the years, until today it has a multitude of different facets, many of which don’t lend themselves to easy definitions and categories. In fact, environmental art in itself is pretty hard to define, … Continue reading

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Knowing the Place

It was very good to walk in the woods with people knowledgeable about trees, plants and wildlife. To have one’s attention drawn to points of interest, and to learn a little of the natural history of this particular wood, and … Continue reading

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Time Present

It has been snowing. I gaze out over the houses below, across to the Burrows.    I hear birds and the distant roar of the sea. No traffic. Down below, the snow is blending the houses into the landscape: softening their … Continue reading

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