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Walking in the Lennel Woods

Lennel Woods

Just woodland, shot almost at random, in May, with the sunlight coming through the light sprinkling of foliage, and the ground rich with old leaf-fall of autumn and the new growth of plants. Stumps of trees and fallen branches everywhere, birds calling. If one only had a cell to sleep in, it would be pleasant to have a mural all round the walls, with images of tree trunks, and leaves, and the sunlight filtering through.

May 9, 2014 Posted by | Photography, Uncategorized | , , , , , | 3 Comments

Peacock Butterfly on Comfrey by River Tweed


Good to see the butterflies in action from early in the year, after their almost complete absence from this part of the world last year.  Insects everywhere, one notices that humming in the air, and their clustering on plants they enjoy.  I am keeping a watch on the buddleia along Nun’s Walk, in the hope that when the flowers come out they will once more be covered in butterflies and bees.  In the meantime, the wildflowers that were planted in the raised bed in the vegetable garden are beginning to show above the soil, helped by the intermittent rain and sun; though some of the growth is undoubtedly grass sprung from dropped birdseed.  I am working in the Tardis on the Hare book, listening to the Gypsy King, every now and then getting up to watch the birds out of the window as they cluster round the bird table.  There are a couple of greedy ring doves, but they are too pretty to shoo away. Besides, a bird is a bird. The Midnight Hare is coming along, I think he needs some charismatic eyes.

May 9, 2014 Posted by | Photography, Uncategorized | , , , , , , | Leave a comment


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