On a still, clear May evening in a wood in East Sussex the fire crackles as a group of people, including my daughter and son-in-law, chat together. Why have they come to this secret location at this time of night? Even more strange is that some of them have brought some musical instruments with them? What’s going on?Continue reading “A Night with Nightingales”
With the dramas of bird migration taking place everywhere, some of the tagged cuckoos we have been following are back from Africa.Read mo
With a dream of spring the countryside and our gardens wait expectantly. This is a creative season bursting with possibilities. There’s poetry in the air.Continue reading “A Dream of Spring”
Today has been a clear winter’s day. Now, with the temperature falling fast will it be a good night for some star-gazing?Continue reading “Winter’s Night Sky”
I love gardening so why stop in the cold. My indoor winter garden keeps a smile on my face even in the worst weather. Come and see.Continue reading “The Indoor Winter Garden”
As the year ends, the light fades and the cold of winter deepens, but for a moment a beautiful song of hope is filling the air as it did for Thomas Hardy. Continue reading “My Darkling Thrush”
An angry sky and strengthening autumn winds indicate that rough weather is approaching. Time to batten down the hatches. Yet gales can bring unexpected benefits.