Missed Reflections

Missed Reflections I stand quietly, soaking in my heart-warming surroundings. A thought crosses my mind. As we’re whisked, by modern travel & busy lives, from one business or social connection to another; what reflection do we miss? Do we lose a valuable perspective, an engaging encounter here, a fulfilling experience there? Or do these things

Oatie Blackberry & Apple Crumble

Well it’s got to that time of year again, with the Lord Derby apples ripening in the garden & luscious blackberries in the farm hedgerows. So it would be remiss of us to not indulge in a glorious Blackberry & Apple Crumble. Tamsin & I definitely feel fattened up after a weekend of sunshine &

Spider Prey

Perhaps not for those of a sensitive disposition, here’s a pair of photos showing a quite striking female Four-spotted Orb Weaver (Araneus quadratus). In both pictures our female spider is busy wrapping her fly dinner in a silken cocoon. There’s quite a colony of these spiders living in the riverside meadows.