As Good as it Gets, and Good Timing; Daffodils; Dippers in the Valley of Flowers.

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A day after the novelty of waking with the bedroom suffused with golden light, I hit the keys under grey gloom, first thing. Lowering mists, a full rain gauge, and the still cold saturated ground, struggling to recover from yesterday’s … Continue reading

Bye, Bye, Bees. Cuckoos and Camassias. Squashing and Pumpkins.

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How big is a bee’s brain? Clearly much smaller than ‘pea-brained’ size, as in my ‘Pea-brained!’ derogatory insult sometimes hurled at siblings in the battles of teenage youth. Although it seems from quite recent archaeological discoveries, that one of our … Continue reading

Luminosity; Boiling Horn and Lifelong Learning.

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The extraordinary sunny, dry and chilly, start to April, deserves a burst of photos. Only 14 mm of rain has fallen by the 24th. The Rhododendrons are late – R. ‘Bruce Brechtbill’.The Amelanchiers have the fewest flowers for years.The Camellias … Continue reading