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Watery Borders

Silhouetted against the sky, Arms held upwards, tall and high Watching us, as we drift by. Round the bend and this we see, Bordered each side by a tree, Restful in its tranquility. Scenes from the river two days ago, … Continue reading

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I’ve been taking pictures of trees today which is what prompted my previous post. This one was in my line of vision during my birdwatch last week. The vine is embedded in the bark, like some animalistic embrace. This one … Continue reading

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Hubby and I both like trees, and it saddens us greatly to see their destruction for profit. When my Dad died, Mum said one of his favourite pieces of music had been ‘Trees’. I immediately thought of ‘I talk to … Continue reading

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Sticky Sycamore and Co

As per WIKI: Sycamore is a name which is applied at various times and places to several different types of trees, but with somewhat similar leaf forms. The name derives from the ancient Greek συκόμορος (sūkomoros) meaning “fig-mulberry”. The dog … Continue reading

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Yellow Water

Eskimo joke: Never eat the yellow snow. As I looked across the Marina this afternoon, the water was yellow. For several days it has looked dirty, a grey/green colour with bits floating on the top, and I wondered if someone … Continue reading

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Simple Pleasures

Rooster Duck was in full vocal chorus this morning, as were the little family of moorhens strutting their stuff on the bank behind our berth. They are just so cute, all feet, and one of Nature’s miracles that they don’t … Continue reading

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Portly and Breast

Our two residential pigeons are in the garden down by the bird bath. I think they’ve had a tiff as they have their backs to each other and are getting slightly damp in the rain. If they moved across a … Continue reading

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We’ll gather Lilacs

I am not a fan of gardening. I cannot tell a pretty weed from a flower, so to play safe, everything came out the first year we were here and we started again……. mostly with grass seed and a vegetable … Continue reading

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Come walk with me

We did a figure of eight walk today. Apart from being with me of course, Hubby would know our route exactly, purely from my narrative. We parked in the top lay-by and walked down the path turning right to go … Continue reading

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A question of balance

These are members of the Crow family common to the UK source AA and RSPB The Complete Book of British Birds Jackdaw          Corvus monedula       33cm        220 – 270g Rook                 Corvus frugilegus       46cm         460 – … Continue reading

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