Category Archives: climate change

Spoilt for choice

My daughter had asked if I could give her a lift to school yesterday morning. She is really shattered at the moment, getting used to the two mile walk there and the two mile walk back. No doubt I will … Continue reading

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Last walk in the snow?

Yesterday, I went for a walk round the grounds of Temple Newsam. After dropping off some books at the Little Free Library in Colton the other weekend and being curious about the village, I wanted to go back and explore … Continue reading

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BSBI Plant Hunt

The Botanical Society of Britain and Ireland has a citizen science project on the go from today, January 1st to Monday, January 4th. They are looking for people to look in natural spaces for wild plants which are in flower … Continue reading

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Christmas 2020

Overall, our Christmas has not been terribly different from other years. While we didn’t get to visit Granny and Granddad, we still went for a post lunch walk. The biggest difference, all told, was the temperature. It was bitterly cold … Continue reading

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A rowan tree

Until Thursday, I had prevaricated over whether to keep the self-seeded rowan growing by the bay tree. Then the decision was made to chop it down. It was too close the house and seeing how big some of the rowans … Continue reading

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Kiss The Ground

I almost never watch television but this afternoon have made an exception. First one person and then another on Twitter lauded a film which has just been released, so Kiss The Ground seemed a perfect way to fill a free … Continue reading

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Harvest come early

It’s almost a week since I last ventured into WordPress land. Working from 7 in the morning till 6 at night doesn’t help matters. However, it is the weekend, of which I’m already nearing the end of my second day, … Continue reading

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What’s that flower in the pond?

I was surprised to wake up to a frost this morning. I also surprised myself by going into the garden to do a spot of work before I’d had some breakfast. The upshot was that I noticed some flowers in … Continue reading

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Too warm for parsnips

Has anyone else noticed parsnips tasting off this year? I thought it was just me leaving my share of them when collecting my vegetables from the local organic farm. But today I noticed the donations box (where people leave unwanted … Continue reading

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