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Bow Making in Woolley Wood

Robin Hood himself may have roamed Woolley Wood beneath the grandparents of the trees that grow there now. He may even have carried with him a longbow made from fine Sheffield ash wood. 80 more words

Young People

my longed-for reward
survival of winter brings
a carpet of blue

In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Reward.”


Review of Carol Klein's 'Wild flowers. Nature's own to garden grown.'

I was reading this with an eye on mentions of plants suitable for calcareous soils, and found a surprising number. Counting my markers, I find 12 different groups of plants with a specific liking for ‘alkaline’ soils are discussed: an unusually high proportion for a generalist book and these aren’t just mentions, they’re discussions. 370 more words

Hallerbos - Bluebell Forest near Brussels

Have you heard about the beautiful Bluebell Forest in Belgium? It’s not a far drive from us and it’s FREE to see. Hallerbos is a sizable forest where the bluebells cover the forest floor each year, usually in April or May. 256 more words

Open Sunday


I write to trance music
sometimes, drums and beating

women whisper-wail chanting,
the gradual ease into

silence, till there is ought left
but the echoing rings like wood… 15 more words


COTD: 21/22.2.15: The turning of the wheel...

This weekends COTD is The Wheel

It’s the weekend, take a break, have some fun, let your hair down.

Take a leaf out of yesteryear, and have some simple fun this weekend.   156 more words


Favorite Gardens: Winkworth Arboretum

As the winter keeps us in a deep freeze here in upstate New York, I’m longing for a sign of spring. While I can’t see into the future, I can take a peek into the past by revisiting photos of a special place I visited last year. 67 more words

Bon Voyage!