Tag Archives: Northam

Artist’s Diary: just another day by the estuary

  I had parked myself in one of the places along this stretch of the River Torridge, where, years ago,  boats were scrapped and stripped, and left to disintegrate. I was planning to make some ephemeral work here, relating to … Continue reading

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Spring Primroses for Easter

Wishing you primroses along your path…

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After the Winter of Discontent comes the Promise of Spring

Reaching my favourite sheltered spot, I sit in the sun, gazing southwards across the river, whilst all around me woodland birds are singing… … joyfully oblivious to the dull roar of traffic over the bridge, and the ever-present threat of … Continue reading

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Following the Path

I was heading towards the track where we walked at the weekend through part of Northam – starting at Goats Hill Road, a road flanked by a somewhat superior housing development on one side and a less superior one on … Continue reading

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Passing Time in Northam

The little tree I fancied was at the corner of a sedate and slightly superior housing estate (what I call Bungalow Land), where it meets the A386 road to Appledore.  I saw it yesterday, and lusted after its red leaves … Continue reading

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Northam May Fair

This has to be the most enjoyable fete that I have ever attended –  crowds of happy relaxed people of all ages, and masses of fun things to do and see. Real community spirit. And of course, it was the day … Continue reading

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It felt like a mild spring day. Difficult to get used to our changing climate, for someone like me who originated from northern parts of the British Isles, and remembers when seasons used to be seasons, and one had to … Continue reading

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to the estuary… busy doing nothing

Hazy sunlight, scents of earth and leaf – the air around me is mild, warm and damp and a few birds are twittering quietly. I can hear traffic noise as always from across the river. And as always I make … Continue reading

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River, Rocks, Woods, Ocean

We had a wonderful long quiet misty day exploring the woodland and beach of the Torridge estuary at Northam, followed by Michelle’s profoundly relaxing studio movement workshop. Here she is, connecting with the distinctive rock face of this part of the world. … Continue reading

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Seaweed on the Rocks

Wandering along by the river one morning, my eye was caught by the layering of dark rocks along the river’s edge, covered with bands of soft green weed. There was a sharp angular fragment lying in the mud – tipped … Continue reading

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