Category Archives: Seasonal

Belated Happy New Year!

And an even more belated post. I can’t blame the art summer school (August), daughter’s wedding (end of September), various forays into printing and a flurry of bookmaking for my first ever demo (November) or even the post-election depression and … Continue reading

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Happy birthday and solstice solace…

We stopped for a while today at a delightful poppy field near Kidderminster, Worcestershire. It was a delight, and I thought how my mum would have loved to see the blowzy, nodding mass of poppies in all their slghtly rain-battered … Continue reading

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Around the garden

There seems to be a seasonal colour theme going on in the garden today… Montage of a  few phone snaps. I do feel a bit guilty at robbing the poor embarrassed moai of their dignity with the pansy hats!

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Spring on the farm

Popped in on Lower Smite Farm briefly today. The cowslip meadow is in fine fig! Enjoy…

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Winter into spring

A tad optimistic, perhaps, as I’m sure winter has more to surprise us with, but spring has been advancing of late. A few phone snaps from a couple of meanders in the last few days, at Worcester Woods and my … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas!

A brief entry today to wish any passers-by all the very best for the festive season and a peaceful New Year. The post was triggered by my coming across this not-too-brilliantly-scanned slide from Christmas 1962, taken in my bedroom in … Continue reading

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Summer in a glass…

A simple summery pud to finish off a birthday dinner for an old friend: summer fruits in a grown-up elderflower jelly. Fills 4-5 highball glasses. Put a bottle of prosecco or Blanquette de Limoux or any sparkling wine to chill … Continue reading

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A bright February day at the farm.

The farm is the headquarters of the Worcestershire Wildlife Trust. These are a few phone snaps from a wander round the farm on the cusp between winter and spring.

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Twelfth Night Blues

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Spring at Lower Smite Farm

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After a mundane shopping trip today it was a pleasure to detour via the HQ of the Worcestershire Wildlife Trust at Hindlip on the way home and spend some time just enjoying the garden and surrounding reserve area.  The cowslip … Continue reading

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