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Plant of the Week ~ Betula pendula (Silver Birch)

This week we are taking a look at the enchanting tree ~ Betula pendula, commonly known as Silver Birch. It is truly a sight to behold with it’s striking white bark and delicate catkins in spring. 353 more words

Wildlife Gardening


pale birch trunks
once stark winter skeletons
shimmer in the light –
leaves flame in gold and green
blazing through dappled shade

Kim M. Russell, 2017… 120 more words


The Solitary Sign

Last summer, in the company of friends, my wife and I went hiking along an old railway line in the Ontario north country.  The right-of-way—a narrow slash through the bush, now largely overgrown—cut and curved its endless path ahead of us.  618 more words


Workshop with Joe Hogan

I had a wonderful week in Ireland at the end of April doing a little bit of sightseeing and hiking with friends but mainly doing a 4 day workshop with… 36 more words


Fiction: The Frontier

I wanted to get back into using my site and figured I would start by uploading a piece of old fiction I wrote. This piece was written for a competition with the theme of “isolation”. 1,433 more words


Tree Bark

We never stop seeing the world slightly differently, finding a new focus of interest unexpectedly. A few days ago I went for a slowish walk through woodland that was new to me and found myself fascinated by tree bark. 284 more words



It’s been a while since I posted. Been crazy busy getting on with my Creative Writing MA at uni. Having plenty of meltdowns about just how hard it is to manage financially and be in education. 451 more words