In the Lull

Day 209 of 365 Days Wild fell in the lull between Christmas Day and New Year. I felt the need to both burn off a few of my seasonal overindulgences and to reconnect with the rhythms of nature, so I took a walk down to the meadow. … More In the Lull

Christmas Day

Christmas Day was day 207 of 365 Days Wild. The sky wasn’t all that interesting when I looked out to the eastern horizon in the morning, but when I turned and gazed out to the west, the sky was a beautiful pink. The back to front nature of this Christmas dawn seemed to perfectly encapsulate … More Christmas Day

Midwinter Wander

On day 204 of 365 Days Wild I ventured out in the morning for a wander around the lanes to the meadow and little woodland. It was far too beautiful to stay inside. I made my way through the hole in the hedge into the meadow. The light was delightful as it streamed through the … More Midwinter Wander

A Midwinter Feast

Day 203 of 365 Days Wild was the Winter Solstice, the shortest day of the year, also known as Midwinter or Yule. When possible I like to watch both sunrise and sunset on Midwinter’s Day but this year, unfortunately, the entire day was overcast and interspersed with rainshowers. I didn’t manage a single glimpse of … More A Midwinter Feast

Oh Christmas Tree

On day 200 of 365 Days Wild I decorated our Christmas Tree. Unlike many modern households, we always have a real tree. I would love to actually have a live tree that can be transferred into the garden in the new year, but until I can persuade my dad, who insists on buying it, to … More Oh Christmas Tree

Bedroom Plants

Someone recently told me that they don’t have plants in their bedroom because of the carbon dioxide (co2) that they release at night. This was not an argument that I’d ever heard before. Generally, most articles I’ve seen about house plants just talk about the many benefits of having them, so I decided to spend … More Bedroom Plants