June 19, 2020

Where I grew up, we had many thunderstorms. 

The eastern states have a summer humidity that can weigh on you like a burden you’ve carried all your life. The pressure is always fluctuating, sometimes it doesn’t even rain; there is only a flash of heat and no relief....

May 2, 2020

From April 27th to May 3rd 2020 the UK is celebrating gardens!

If you're lucky enough to have a garden, now is a great time to be exploring it - no matter the size! There are plenty of things to discover if you look close enough, even if you're growing just a couple pla...

April 25, 2020

I walk the straight and narrow.

Actually, it’s quite wiggly this line I’m following.

It’s not a new sidewalk, but not the worst I’ve seen; and it’s downhill.

But it isn’t easy.

And it’s not a path; how unhelpfully undescriptive. A path is in a wood, or up a mountain, or ne...

November 16, 2019

The last weekend of October 2019 was incredibly wet. The kind of wet that’s been building over a season, and goes beyond the typical stereotype of a rainy UK. Staffordshire is not the only place that has faced interruption due to rain and flooding recently, but then th...

October 1, 2019

We spent the last day of September rambling around North Wales taking in the sights of a wet, chilly autumn, and breathing in the fresh mountain air. Even damp days can be good for exploring! 

Happy Fall.

September 10, 2019

Our hearts pound as we plod our way up the mountain. 

There is nothing quite like climbing a mountain; the taste of clouds, and the feeling of them burning like a cool fire in your lungs. 

There is nothing quite like an adventure to a somewhat familiar, but somewhat dist...

May 25, 2019

Photography is one of those wonderful pastimes where you can lose yourself in your own tiny back garden; discovering all the little details which make life refreshing. 

May 18, 2019

Gardening has long been the art of curating - and in many cases, taming - the landscape; but landscapes have stories older than human interaction, and often the wilder landscapes defy our curation, or require a different flavour of custodianship.

Enter Hafod E...

April 17, 2019

Last Saturday I was fortunate to visit Quarry Bank Mill, a property owned by the National Trust near Styal in Cheshire.

It was my first visit, and I was in awe of the scope of the property which told a vast and complex story. The wealthy Greg Family who owned the cotton...

April 7, 2019

We’re at that time of year where everything is springing back to life, and fresh greenery is pushing out of its hard winter shell.

This will be the sixth British Spring I’ve witnessed, and I am just as eager and delighted as the first spring I experienced on the lush gr...

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