Light Show in the Green Woods

Sun, Leaf and Branch The leafy lines around Broadway Tower in the Cotswolds in England are rich in visual treasures but the display of light filtering through the canopy of trees in high summer is certainly intriguing. Of course such a display is no more than the out workings of the laws of physical optics… Continue reading Light Show in the Green Woods

One More Tree…..

A Reflection It is all about an instinct to plant trees. Looking round landscapes there are always locations where there is an obvious site to plant another or even create a small wood. The countryside can also remind us that trees are vulnerable to the elements and the cycle of growth and decline. The grand… Continue reading One More Tree…..

Wildflower Meadow

An Unexpected Spectacle It was a puzzle in the spring but a glorious bed of colours by the summer. It was indeed a puzzle why an extensive area of managed grass in the suburbs of Troon in Ayrshire had been given a makeover – as if the turf had been cut and dissected. Was this… Continue reading Wildflower Meadow

The White Island

The day’s journey on Skye in Scotland took us past Skeabost and I took the opportunity to call in at the well known second hand bookshop run by Gill Ferguson on the chance that I could at last obtain a copy of ‘The White Island’ by John Lister-Kaye (JLK). The proprietor durly emerged from the… Continue reading The White Island