Category Archives: Trees

More than just land

The land unrolls like a carpet, sweeping down to the Bristol Channel. Green swells are patterned with trees, fences and farms. The air is crisp, filling the head with a fresh scent. The wind lies over the horizon like a … Continue reading

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Malvern Memories

It was the crowning moment of the day; a day filled with light and love and joy bursting from every twig and seedhead. A day I will cherish forever. It began with wrapping paper scattered like confetti over the bedclothes … Continue reading

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Wonderful Westonbirt

They arrive in droves. Children in brightly coloured wellies, adults with piled-high buggies, teens with bulging backpacks, photographers weighed down with tripods and cameras, artists with easels and bush hats. In chattering waves they sweep from the parking field, past … Continue reading

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Season’s Change

Waiting. It fills up the mind with an emptiness that you constantly strain to hear. It agitates the blood, fizzing away like an Alka-Seltzer inside you. It smothers all activity, all thoughts, all good intentions. If you are waiting, you … Continue reading

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Tales of the Tamar Valley

The trees are black. Spruce, pine, fir – a matchstick fort, each straight trunk spoked with leafless branches holding up a blanket. Droplets glint along larch leaf-tips; holly is shiny. It’s been raining for four days and nights, and the … Continue reading

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