Bug Life

I’ve finally reached day 365 of 365 Days Wild! I finished the year’s challenge to connect with nature every day, with a big hunt in the meadow. … More Bug Life

Sunset Pinks

On day 364 of 365 Days Wild I watched the sunset over the field behind our house. I particularly loved the pink of the hawthorn blossom against the pink sky. It was a lovely sunset. The cattle are now back in residence. Mostly they seem to stay over the far side of the field, but … More Sunset Pinks

Garden in Bloom

On day 361 of 365 Days Wild I spent some time in the garden, enjoying the late afternoon light on the flowers. The Aquilegia, Alliums, and Irises are the current stars of the show. How have you connected with nature recently?

On the Lanes

On day 359 of 365 Days Wild I wandered along the local lanes, once again under cloudy skies. The cloud-cover seems to have been a constant lately. The verges are dominated by white flowers at the moment: Greater Stitchwort, White Dead-nettles, Garlic Mustard, Cow Parsley, and Dandelion seed heads. The hedgerows are filled with white … More On the Lanes

Beneath Cloudy Skies

On day 358 of 365 Days Wild I wandered along newly mpown meadow paths beneath cloudy skies. The sky was sullen and overcast, and a strong, chilly wind blew, but I wandered the new paths with a sense that summer was finally growing near. Flowers have started to bloom all around the meadow, and the … More Beneath Cloudy Skies

Spirits of the Storm

vital energies of strengthening sunlight drive downpours that drench an awakened landscape in life affirming waters, droplets tumbling through thunderous air, spirits of the elements combining in passionate consummation Does anyone else see a freaky face in those clouds or is it just me? This post is for day 341 of 365 Days Wild.

Alien Landscapes

On day 350 of 365 Days Wild I spent some time at the lichen covered fence, enjoying the alien landscapes to be found within their shapes. How have you been connecting with nature recently?

Celebrations of Life

for the bluebells celebrate their ephemeral existences upon the land of bone and creeping earthworm, drawing life from amidst death, drawing hope from amidst pain: nature’s joy surrounding cold stone On day 345 of 365 Days Wild I walked the loop of lanes around the outskirts of the village. It was cloudy, but the sun … More Celebrations of Life

Weep

take time to weep for what is gone,
for what has fallen by the wayside, grieve
each petal torn to earth by uncaring storms, … More Weep

Out in the Rain

On day 340 of 365 Days Wild I wandered out for a walk in the rain. Whilst I spotted very few other people while I was out and about, I did spot a few flies and insects that didn’t seem to mind the rain quite soo much. Have you been out for a walk in … More Out in the Rain

Chill May Sunlight

On day 338 of 365 Days Wild I wandered out in the early evening sunshine. It might have looked like a beautiful May day, but appearances can be deceptive. The day had been characterised by chill winds and punctuated by sleet showers. It felt more like January than May. When the clouds parted, the light … More Chill May Sunlight

Sweet Sansevieria

On day 331 of 365 Days Wild I noticed that the old Sansevieria plant that sits on our front windowsill is in flower. This plant is older than I am. It was the first plant that my parents bought for their first house together when they got married, over 50 years ago. It has been … More Sweet Sansevieria

The Blossoming Pair

On day 314 of 365 Days Wild I spent some time with the pair of pear trees in the garden that are just starting to come into blossom. It was late in the afternoon and the light had turned beautifully golden, gilding the pristine white of the unfurling blooms. Whilst I was in the garden … More The Blossoming Pair

Bee in Blossom

On day 308 of 365 Days Wild I spent some time drawing a bee on the blackthorn blossom, based on one of the photos that I took at the blackthorn hedge in the meadow last week. Have you been inspired by nature recently? Let me know in the comments below.

Violet Divide

On day 296 of 365 Days Wild I spent some time trying to identify the violets that are growing on the bank beside the lane in the village. There have been some dark purple ones there for a while now, but this time while I was out I spotted a few patches of some paler … More Violet Divide