A Very Local Spring

Part 1 The longest day is now behind us, and I remember wanting to write a post or two about my favourite season last spring, but never really took the time to pull images and text together. We had moved in November 2020 to Chudleigh, south Devon, from Teignmouth, and in the spring of 2021… Continue reading A Very Local Spring

New Boots & Winter Light

I have some new Muck Boots! (Arctic Sport, in case you’re interested!) Of course I’m not likely to reach the Arctic, and I’m not at all sporty, but I have coveted these so-much-more-than-a welly-wellies for a long time, and last winter (and most of this year) they haven’t been available. They are impressive, and there… Continue reading New Boots & Winter Light

Autumn 2021, Dunsford Wood

The pandemic lockdown and our house move in November last year (with all that entails) prevented me from visiting Dunsford Wood for a couple of years – probably the longest I’ve stayed away. But now, happily, it’s only a 20 minute drive from our house, so I’ll be walking its paths much more often. I’m… Continue reading Autumn 2021, Dunsford Wood

Dense mist, Grimspound

Grimspound stone hut 1

One day I must visit Grimspound on a fine, sunny day. The last time I was there, in March 2013, it was ice cold, all around covered in frost, and the light was a cool blue.  Last week’s outing wasn’t meant to be a trip to Grimspound at all. I’d planned to walk along one… Continue reading Dense mist, Grimspound