Under the beech tree

Now the autumn breeze is blowing the leaves like confetti and the Vale is airbrushed with amber and crimson hues, the trees take centre stage, and rightly so.  I cannot decide which ones I love the most this time of year.  Is it the wispy delicateness of the swaying birches or the bold carnelian canopies …

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October departures

September has quietly drifted away in a misty Indian summer haze and a rainy October has crept in behind.   Now as the nights grow colder, the seasonal colours are slowly taking hold and the greenness is tinged with saffron and cinnamon tints; autumn is stirring. A few weeks ago, whilst walking in Duncliffe Woods, I …

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My tree bees

Each morning as I walk towards my garden shed, I am greeted by the energetic buzzing of my tree bees which, for the second year running, have chosen one of my bird boxes as a venue for their colony.  I first became aware of them when I heard what sounded like an engine coming from …

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