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At last, a proper frosty day.

January 15, 2022

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It’s been mild here in north Devon over christmas and it seems like it’s been raining for eva but, at last mid January – winter briefly arrived, with a few gloriously sunny and bitterly cold days. I love the frosty days and not just because they are becoming increasingly rare but mainly because, as a […]

More Moor Moor

December 22, 2021

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How do you like it? How do you like it? Up on Exmoor just before the longest night or shortest day, depending on your perspective, but with an amazing weather phenomenom a spectacular cloud inversion.  This occurs when a layer of low-level cloud or thick fog is trapped with clear sky above it, caused by […]

Big trees down

November 30, 2021

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Nothing lasts forever but these Sessile oaks in the East Lyn valley below Watersmeet have been there for ‘nearly forever’, or at least a very long time. That was until storm Arwen wreaked havoc on one end of November Friday night party that got out of hand – and blew the friggin doors off!. There […]

Beautiful North Devon Calendar 2022

November 18, 2021

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It’s that time of year again. Over the last month I have trawled through all the photos that I’ve taken in the last year and chosen thirteen for the new Calendar. It’s always difficult to envisage what the final product will look like until you actually hold one in your hand. So it was a […]

beech tree time

November 16, 2021

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The mild autumn (so far) and lack of strong winds here in north Devon has meant that the beech trees have held onto their leaves a little longer than they normally do. This has produced a magnificent display of autumn colour, especially along the east and west Lyn valleys with rusty oaks and wilting bracken […]

All six seasons in one day on top

October 29, 2021

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We’ve all got a bit too comfortable with our weather prediction apps. “it’s not what they said” has replaced “it’s that fine rain that soaks you through” in our everyday greetings. Well at least where I live anyway. So it was at a promise of big skies that prompted a early autumnal visit to the […]

Woolacombe Village Hall

October 26, 2021

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has got a new roof and to celebrate there has been a series of events recently to get the local community back in the hall. (My memories date back to when the hall was called ‘Hall 70’ (guess when it was built?) and as a visitor from Bristol on a family holiday; we saw Blithe […]

When the year gets older it starts wearing purple

September 15, 2021

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Well that was a hectic summer, busy, busy, busy. Congestion, snarl-ups, queues and everyone wanted to head to the beach when the sun was out. It was mayhem. We can now embrace autumn in a slightly less frenetic mood. Small tortoiseshell Common Blue (male) Common Blue (female) Looking into Somerset from Devon and looking into […]

Summer; how it started..

July 10, 2021

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With skylarks and fresh beech with dappled shade. Plenty of fences and warm valley floors. The cotton grass nodding in the bog and sheep taking cover in the shade, while children swim in the Barle. But the summer storms weren’t to be held back, and rain and mists descend.  so it’s back to the woodlands […]

Border lines

May 11, 2021

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Four photos from a bimble along the border last week. No check points or machine-gun posts, just a crappy exmoor fence and freedom of movement between Devon and Somerset. Still cold but a few signs of the late spring on Exmoor finally blooming.         Fujifilm velvia Coming next; more bluebells.