robin’s pin cushion

In my last post, I mentioned having seen a robin's pin cushion in the hedgerow, and I was surprised when a couple of people commented that they were not familiar with this phenomenon. I rather vaguely stated that they are caused by the larvae of a wasp, but here is some more precise information, courtesy … Continue reading robin’s pin cushion

catkins and women in love

I'm not sure if this is just a particularly good year for catkins, or if I've simply never noticed them properly before, but they are everywhere at the moment. I always think of catkins as belonging to hazel trees, but apparently they are also found on hornbeam, birch, willow, sweet chestnut and poplar, amongst others. … Continue reading catkins and women in love

an unexpected gift

Look what arrived in the post today! A beautiful poetry book - a surprise gift from David at 750 Metres. I'm extremely thrilled with it. I've had a quick browse through, and it contains a lovely mix of favourite poems, some that I'd forgotten I knew, and others that I'm not familiar with at all. I looking forward to … Continue reading an unexpected gift

reflections on monday verse

If you're a regular visitor to my blog, you'll have noticed that each Monday, I'm sharing a piece of poetry, illustrated by a (hopefully) relevant photograph. My plan is to do this each week throughout 2015. When I decided on the enterprise, I rather blithely thought that there are only 52 weeks in the year, so … Continue reading reflections on monday verse

weekly photo challenge: cover art (book)

This week's WordPress photo challenge invites us to imagine which of our images we would like to see gracing the cover of a book or album. As both books and albums are very important to me, how could I resist the challenge? It's not as easy as it sounds! I have lots of interesting photos, … Continue reading weekly photo challenge: cover art (book)