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Stephen Greenacre
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Bath Time
Continuing our walk around Bath, we took in lots of quaint little side streets, many of which were deserted - quite something in such a busy city. We soon found ourselves amongst the throngs of tourists enjoying the views of the River Avon. The most photogr...
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Winter Break
Malcolm and I returned from our mid-winter break yesterday afternoon having spent a delightful week in Newquay. Initially, we wondered if we had gone quite mad by booking a break away in the UK in January. But it turned out to be a risk well worth taking. W...
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New Year
It seems to have been quite a while since I posted anything on here, but seeing as the weather has pretty grotty so far this year, it's not really surprising. However, we managed to get a good walk yesterday, round Shipley Hill and then down to Osborne's Po...
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Look Back 4
October was dominated by the colours of autumn and the display was pretty good around Shipley Park.  As always, the fungi made a welcome return, the most attractive of which had to be the Fly Agarics.  Woolly Milk Caps were in abundance...  and Turkey Tails...
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Look Back 3
Continuing our look back at the last year, we arrive at July and the meadows were just bursting with colour. Meadowsweet was full bloom...  and on the Hogweed flowers, soldier Beetles were doing what soldier Beetles do.  A new 'tick' was added to my life li...
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Look Back 2
By April, the countryside was bursting with flowers. Foremost of all were - as usual - the Cherry trees.  On Shipley Hill, the Pieris bushes were holding their own in spectacular fashion... while, back home, I was interested to find a tiny visitor to our ho...
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Look Back 1
Today, we'll start our traditional look  back at the past twelve months starting - strangely enough - with January. Things started out rather sunny and with a little bit of manipulation, the woodland looked dark and mysterious.  The Wildlife Trust's Konik P...
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Ho, Ho, Ho!
Nearly the end of another year, so just enough time to wish a Very Merry Christmas to all who deserve it. See you on the other side for a 'Twixtmas' look back at 2017.
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Misty
There was a strange mistiness in the air this morning as we set out for our usual constitutional. From these pictures, it looked as if it should have beeen bitterly cold, but in fact, it was quite mild. A vast plume of steam drifted upward from the cooling ...
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Winter Wonderland
Having not had much exercise over the weekend, Malcolm and I decided we would do the 'donkey walk' this morning. As we set out, the thermometer was telling us that it was just above freezing - but it certainly didn't feel like it. Along the old coal-mine ra...
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