Tag Archives: landscape

I Want to be Alone

I don’t really want to be alone, not totally! But there are times when I do feel the need to get away from noisy everyday life and all of its craziness, and just wander alone in the landscape.  This wandering … Continue reading

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The Woods in Winter

Last month, January, was unseasonably mild here in North Devon, and it rained almost every day. For sure, this is a warmer part of UK, but one would normally expect a certain amount of snow and cold weather. Instead of this,we … Continue reading

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Little White Houses

It must be around two months now since we were at Baggy Point, and we have been experiencing seemingly endless rainstorms and widespread flooding ever since. Northam Burrows is extensively flooded and looks pretty exciting from my top floor window. … Continue reading

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Winter Collection: North Devon Woodland

I thought I would gather up some of my tree memories from around the North Devon Coast for you to enjoy. I have tried to show a good variety from different places and different times of the year.  But I … Continue reading

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3 short local walks: how I spend my days here

 26 Sep- Northam Burrows Driving along alone,  tide coming in, I open my window and catch cows’ sweet scent. I arrive at the tip of the Burrows, and sit quietly, looking out across the estuary to Appledore. An elderly woman drives up … 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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Thomas Köner – Novaya Zemlya 1

Somehow the sound gives form to the utter silence. I feel the depths of my heart beginning to crack like thick ice, and the faintest stirrings of memory. My attention is gripped by the simplicity of the screen image.  Aeons … Continue reading

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Still January…

I take back all those remarks about unseasonable weather.  Here is the view across the estuary from my top window, here in Northam, North Devon: taken on 18th Jan. I am so fortunate to live in such beauty. ________________________________________________________________ And … Continue reading

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Landscape & Arts Network

It is some time since I have written about the Landscape & Arts Network, of which I am a long-time member. Actually, to my surprise, it’s been over three years, during which time we have all been on many journeys … Continue reading

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The Allure of Fire

  Last night we stood around the fire feeling its intense heat against our faces, a convivial group, comfortably warm and full after our barbequed feast, sausage sizzle  and scalding hot tomato and vegetable soup. There were spatterings of icy cold rain coming in … Continue reading

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