Tag Archives: The natural world

Essential Nature Walk along the Taw estuary at Fremington Quay

A quiet and peaceful morning walking in congenial company. It is hard to believe that just a generation or two back,  Fremington Quay was the busiest port between Bristol and Land’s End, largely importing coal and exporting ball clay. Not … Continue reading

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Tread Softly

I woke up this morning and found the world outside covered with a blanket of snow several inches thick. Very unusual for this region. Naturally, I had to go out and play. Quickly, very carefully I placed some spare skystones in a … Continue reading

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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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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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Drive to Dartmoor

Drove out to Dartmoor to visit Aune Head Arts. It was good bowling along in my little car – roads empty and quiet, skies clear. For mile after mile, I tunnelled through great overarching trees covering dark crags on either … Continue reading

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Artful Ecologies

The second conference on Art, Nature and Environment organised by the RANE research cluster at University College Falmouth took place recently.    We can no longer ignore the mass of evidence from around the globe that points to a catastrophic … Continue reading

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Next Morning…

  Standing at the open door, I breathe the bright new day – the garden, bursting with fresh greenery; a blackbird amongst a mass of pink roses, pouring out his song; a gentle background chorus of 1000 small birds, and … Continue reading

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Dalai Lama

‘Here are the facts. May we all follow the Dalai Lama’s wise example of self-discipline and restraint’ – throughstones.  ———  The Statement of His Holiness the Dalai Lama on the Forty-Ninth Anniversary of the Tibetan National Uprising Day On the occasion … Continue reading

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“Before there were Art Galleries, Art was a Song of the Soul.” Paul Devereux

2. The second artist: Susan Derges. Susan Derges has pushed the boundaries of modern photography, in her search for a direct experience of natural phenomena, unmediated by the subjective self. She is particularly known for her beautiful images of water, … Continue reading

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