With no Chelsea Flower Show this year, we must content ourselves with cottage garden dreams. Dream with me as we walk through the wonderful gardens at Great Dixter.Continue reading “A Very English Garden”
‘Day’s most sacred hour’ unfurls.
Earth awakes to a new day with spring birdsong – voices of hope for our beautiful, yet so fragile planet.Continue reading “Earth sings at Dawn”
Our Sussex bluebell woods will soon be at their spring best, but they’re likely to be unvisited this year. Yet we need the healing powers of nature in an unspoiled Eden more than ever now.Continue reading “An Unspoiled Eden”
As always, spring seems slow in coming ‘up this way‘. We follow Edward Thomas as he goes west in search of ‘real’ spring in the Quantock hills, getting into ‘Romantic’ mood on the way.Continue reading “In Search of Spring”
Scenes like this are becoming increasingly rare in the UK. What’s happening to our traditional winters such as that captured in John Clare’s heart-warming ‘January’ poem from his ‘Shepherd’s Calendar’?Continue reading “What’s Happening to Winter?”
A dream of glory is captured in this photographer’s ‘golden hour’ moment early on a November day. But it won’t last. Or will it?Continue reading “The Glory and the Dream”
Autumn in Scotland’s Highlands and Islands brings the haunting sound of the rutting red deer echoing across the hillsides. The first hint of snow is on the mountains, mist is settling in the glens and perhaps there’s a golden eagle on the horizon. We need places like this.Continue reading “Autumn in Scotland”