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Raphael Tuck & Sons

For those who recognise the company name #RaphaelTuck&Sons, one would expect this chapter to be about postcards. But it’s not. Surprise. Tuck & Sons was one of the most innovative companies of it’s era. 363 more words

Watercolour Paintings


Do look up

It’s an odd thing that most of us live our lives at eye level and below.  We may look down to the ground in front of our feet or at the distant horizon but rarely, unless prompted by the sound of a bird or an aeroplane, do we look up.  237 more words

Flowering Plants

Oak trees slowly coming into leaf - we're in for a splash

Ash before oak – we are in for a soak

Oak before ash we are in for a splash

In reality oak pretty much always  comes into leaf before ash. 180 more words

Dartmoor Wildlife

Of Oak trees and their understorey

A delicate green haze seems to have suddenly appeared over many of our trees and hedgerows since the spring equinox. Another visit to my oak tree today revealed buds which are definitely elongating, though there is no real sign of leaves breaking out; oaks are amongst the last trees to do this. 298 more words

The Tree – God's Magnificent Masterpiece.

I’m guessing that often the posts I write on this blog are going to be about things I find frustrating. I suppose in a lot of ways, that’s only natural, at least for me. 495 more words


English oak and acorn

A couple of  weeks ago I wrote about sessile oak and its acorns – see here. Here are a couple of photos of English (or Pedunculate) Oak and its acorns for comparison. 33 more words

Dartmoor Wildlife