Ragged robin by the road
Can you spot the beginning of lichen on this limb? I remember visiting Killarney National Park on a school tour for National Tree Day. I remember the tour guide pointing to lichen, lichen everywhere, and saying that lichen only grows where the air is pure. Well, on our hill, we have lichen, lichen everywhere, and […]
I read in a wildlife magazine the other day that white clover is an endangered species. I’ve also heard that it is not good for sheep. I better confirm those statements before they go to press but I have white clover on my road every summer and have seen it every summer that I can […]
The gorse have died down so quickly. It seemed like only yesterday they were shouting yellow, now they are all sombre brown. The flowers have done their work, now it is time for the plant to focus its’ energies inwards to look after the seeds.
This tree is glad to be alive. Water logged bog-land on a wind-exposed hillside has never been prescribed for orchard produce. But year after year this tree stays alive and produces a handful of blossoms. We celebrate the blossoms, and even the tiny inedible apples that come after the blossoms. The beauty of resilience. Habakkuk […]
This is what my back garden looks like in late May. A yellow kind of happiness. I went away for a week of interviews and the garden was just green. I came back to a profusion of buttercups and just like that, summer had arrived.