The new year started on a low key and it’s almost the end of its first month. Covid-19 is still disrupting our lives, and nature gives us the chance to distract ourselves. I find getting lost in little details very rewarding. It takes some practice to start noticing little details, but nature’s textures and patterns […]
This year has been very demanding and draining. Spring was ‘cancelled’ because of the pandemics, we were -rightfully- forced into a lockdown that prevented us from going out and enjoy the season. In summer we were allowed some freedom, which, in hindsight may not have been such a great idea, as we are now in […]
Summer is my least favourite season, and come mid August, I become impatient, and start looking for signs of autumn. It will be at least another 6 weeks before we see any consistent colour changes, but at least summer is on its way out.
Finally the temperatures are dropping, the air is getting crispier and autumn is starting to show off quite boldly. The weather forecast for next week even hits at a (remote) possibility of snow, it could hardly get any better than this. So many people daydream of holidays on tropical islands, or other exotic locations, but […]
‘Proper’ autumn seems a little late this year. Those beautiful bright colours are only slowly beginning to show, but we’re going to get there, eventually!
The weather forecast announced a very likely snowfall for Monday, and I was very much looking forward to it. It was snowing as I travelled by bus to a location suitable for snowy scenes, but by the time I got there, the snowing ceased and also half way through my walk the thin dusting of […]
Yesterday was cold but sunny so I went for a much craved walk. Mount Nanos welcomed me with its cloudy cap on. I was hoping to find some frost but no such luck. At 9am it was probably too late, or simply not humid enough. I still enjoyed my walk and appreciated the leaves caught […]
I could say that winter is my favourite season, but as we sadly get very little snow, if any at all, it makes more sense to say that I love autumn most. There is something indescribable in walking around the countryside, surrounded by so much colour. It calms and feeds the soul and makes you […]
I am not a fan of summer, but butterflies and other insects ‘enjoying’ summer in the garden are fascinating. The variety of species and colours is lovely. Lavender seems to be everyone’s favourite, but field flowers also attract an audience.