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First Sense of the Season

First Sense of the Season Misty mornings of August days. Curled leaves lie in the gutter With fallen conkers, shells split Bunches of elderberries, squashed a cushed, fermented smell that lingers in the still, fresh, air. A day of muted…

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A book to read with the changing seasons

A book to read with the changing seasons

Autumn: An Anthology for the Changing Seasons by Melissa Harrison (Editor) Autumn has always been my favourite season – even over and above that of Spring – the quality of the light, the temperature, and the smells of autumn make…

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My first murmuration

My first murmuration

Finally, I’ve seen one! Emma’s been telling me about the Starling murmurations that she used to see from her flat when she lived down in Brighton, and every year on Autumwatchwe see footage of the most incredible displays and every…

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The calm after the storm

The calm after the storm

So, after much media hype the storm to end all storms (as it was billed) proved to be somewhat disapointing. It seems odd to say something that wasn’t as devastating as it could have been is disappointing. Please don’t think…

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Autumn walks

Autumn walks

After an early start to Saturday, giving the house a good clean, Emma and I headed out to Oxford just after midday to meet my Mum and Dad at The Perch Inn, Binsey – just on the edge of Port…

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Let nothing perish

On Saturday Emma and I went to Snowshill Manor, the former home of Charles Wade, an eccentric collector of the highest order. He bought the manor house on the side of a Cotswold hill and filled it with his collection…

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Don’t knock him, he has a point

The TV Naturalist and Autumnwatch Chris Packham has been coming under quite a bit of stick recently for his, possibly, radical approach for conservation. The thing is, he can’t knock him really, because he speaks with his heart, in his…

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Autumn Magic

I’ve been bussing it from the Park&Ride this week. Walking down Little Clarendon Street, with the first of the fallen leaves blowing in the gutter and the light of the day still washed out by early morning, autumn works its…

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Sloe joke (sic)

Having given the weekends sloes there ‘first frost’ in the freezer, this evening I have made this years sloe gin. I think maybe, we went a little over the top with the picking … I have got three bottles of…

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Autumnal Food

1. I watched yesterday’€™s episode of Jamie at Home tonight, and it was all about one of the best vegetables ever -€“ the squash. Pumpkins have to be great don‒t they? You can make Halloween lanterns out of them but…

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The Autumnal Day

1. Cold though it might have been to get up to this morning, the quality of light and crispness to the air, and the smell of the day was gorgeous. It was the kind of day that reminds me why…

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Impromptu

Normally I like to plan for things. I like to know what I’m doing and when I’m doing it. That said, it is great when one does something on the spur of the moment. I’ve been wanting to see 2…

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Pumpkin Harvest

Pumpkin Harvest Originally uploaded by shepline on 22 Oct ’05, 6.42pm PST. Pumpkins Originally uploaded by shepline on 22 Oct ’05, 6.41pm PST. Stacked Originally uploaded by shepline on 22 Oct ’05, 6.41pm PST. Current Mood: 😄bouncy

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Autumn foraging

Had a most enjoyable and relaxing weekend, down in a ‘retreat’ that I know of in the New Forest *grins* – agreeable host and hostess and very cuddly dog Barney and cat Bramble. Pepper went with me, and the sun…

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