Mourning, Mornings, and Minds. Queen and queens.


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The official 10-day mourning period for Queen Elizabeth II ended here, on September 19th, with a dry, still day with dense, quilted cloud cover, and hardly a breath of wind.We had already been gripped by the emotion of losing the … Continue reading

Mist – The Unintended Artist; Sky Blue Pink; Height Matters and the Handstand Position; and The Rabbit Slayer.


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We’ve slipped into that time of the year when, with no obvious clues from the evening before (or at least none that I’m clever enough to spot), you can wake to a garden filled with dense mist. Apart from the … Continue reading

Mouths and Eyes Wide Open, Entrapment and The Dying Light.


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Sitting on the sun warmed, ancient hammer-dressed, bluestone chunk that we’d rollered and levered into position years ago for just this event, I was enjoying a divorced moment of reality watching the annual butterfly dance on the Buddleja. They’ve built … Continue reading

Tatton and Tomatoes; Lammas Laments; Olympian Swallows; Urban Apiarists and Avian Intelligence


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As I waited for the first home grown tomato and nectarine of the year, quite a lot more thoughts and ideas on tomatoes have gelled over the last couple of weeks. Before we’d headed off on holiday I’d installed reflective … Continue reading