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rain gutter, some neighbours buy another plot and a willow archer

My good friend Phil offered to help me at the woods yesterday. I bought some plastic guttering to catch rainwater from my newly rebuilt shelter roof. 380 more words

Every Last Drop

Autumn, and each warm sunny day feels like it could be our last.

The sun climbs just high enough to brush the trees tops, bathing the house in glorious yellow light for the middle of the day before sinking wearily behind the conifers by early afternoon. 373 more words

Ancient and Veteran Trees explained

These two terms are in common use, but they have specific meanings when it comes to their conservation. All ancient trees are veterans, but a tree may qualify as a veteran without being ancient.  733 more words

Bristol Trees

The New Forest

I went for a short walk in The New Forest National Park while the brilliant early morning sun was still low with the dappling, intense colour and contrasts. 66 more words


Clapham Village, Yorkshire Dales.

Clapham without doubt is one of the loveliest of dales villages. Clapham beck which is crossed by a number of old stone bridges runs through the centre, with many of the old surrounding stone houses dating back to the 18th century. 190 more words

Yorkshire Dales

Parrot's Drumble recce...

A wet overcast day and I went with Jenny Harper to make an assessment visit to the site of the next PCNS Photowalk, Parrot’s Drumble, which amazingly I have never visited and yet only a ten-minute drive away from home. 196 more words


Mystery in the woods

“Presently, the track came out into a clearing at a patch of flat ground. In the middle of the clearing was a big circle of black burnt earth. 1,004 more words

The Woods