Category Archives: wildlife, animals and birds

Agony Art

The exhibition currently showing at the Cornerhouse, Manchester  –  called Interspecies – sets out to examine whether ‘artists and animals can work together as equals’. Work together as equals, for heavens’ sake! As far as I can see, animals have no … Continue reading

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Skern Birdwatching

A gentle hazy morning, birding with the Devon Bird Watching & Preservation Society (DBWPS).  A soft blue sky, the sound of skylark and curlew and  the rhythm of surf breaking  just over the pebble ridge. Time to relax. After so much cold and … Continue reading

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Sky Stones 2

Here’s the progress of Skystones this week. Sunday – cold and wet. Spend afternoon searching and digging out discarded stone from a neglected corner of the outbuilding. The stone is filthy, heavy and nowhere near enough. Mon – down the … Continue reading

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Geese – from “Winged Migration”

The birding trip got called off because of foul weather – so here is a beautiful video of geese flying north, by ivos25, from the documentary film “Winged Migration’.

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Ancient Sites

A bit of philosophical rambling here… When I first moved to this part of North Devon, on the Torridge estuary, I was dismayed to find there was no prehistoric rock art here (one of my abiding passions), and, as far … Continue reading

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Cape Farewell

Cape Farewell’s recent Disko Bay Expedition to Greenland has returned. This is the latest of Cape Farewell’s inspiring and adventurous expeditions to investigate climate change issues in Arctic regions. Over 40 scientists, musicians and artists were on board, including musician … Continue reading

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Torridge Boat Trip

Up the Torridge today on The Cheeky Monkey , from Appledore to Weare Giffard. A cold Sunday afternoon, with sunshine breaking through the cloud. It was a fabulous trip, another world, a completely different view of home surroundings, as the … Continue reading

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Hiroshima Day 2008

Grafton Peace Pagoda: more photos from Tom Matsuda        

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Hiroshima Day

    Grafton Peace Pagoda Earlier this year, sculptor, Thomas Matsuda, invited artists from around the world to make and contribute a prayer flag for this event, taking place tomorrow, Friday.                The ceremony is … Continue reading

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