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Preparing for autumn

Saturday morning was dry and bright: ideal conditions for practical outdoor tasks. I was forming a plan over a cup of tea when a young Dunnock (downy feathers still very much in evidence) careered headlong into the window, knocking itself senseless. Rather … Continue reading

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When the swallows fly low…

We have spent several weekends at Fronalchen Caravan Park on the outskirts of Dolgellau. This small, family run camp site is quite basic but its picturesque location affords magnificent views of Cadair Idris, the old market town of Merioneth and the … Continue reading

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A sunday stroll in the woods

The church bells rang out in the distance as I walked in the garden this morning. Over these last few brilliantly hot and sunny days our wood and meadow have been crazily active with insect life. The Cardinal beetle (Pyrochroa serraticornis), … Continue reading

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Who countest the steps of the Sun

D’s brother arrived this morning with a tray of Giant sunflowers for us to plant in the front garden. Although native to the Americas (once revered by the Incas), I find these cheerful, if garish, heliotropes absolutely charming. Call me … Continue reading

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