Category Archives: Photos

What Pegman Saw: Of Mud and Trade

It formed where the three rivers joined, between the island-guarded northern bank and southern cliffs, at the estuary the Celtic Iceni called “Noisy Mouth” (for the strident gulls that roosted there). The Romans helped. They built a fort on the … Continue reading

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Sunday Picture Post: In a Bind

This Sunday, I feature bindweed … Buds of bindweed, thinking about blossoming soon. The video below follows the process, from bud to open flower. And yes, I know these are every gardener’s bane. But seen in the wild, where they … Continue reading

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By Sand, Stone, Sky and Sea

Sheringham, a quaint fishing village on the North Norfolk Coast was my resort of preference when my children were young. In those days, at low tide, there were rock pools with sea anemones and hermit crabs. But erosion and accretion … Continue reading

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Friday Flauna: A Snail’s Trail

I love the pretty shells of our native snails, and having caught these two napping, I thought I’d share … I don’t know enough about snails to name either of these. I checked out wikipedia. And came away exhausted. TMI! … Continue reading

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Sunday Picture Post: Dr Prunella

After last week’s Poison, I thought I’d go for something more … beneficial. Selfheal, prunella vulgaris, is the herbalist’s heal-all. The leaves dried and steeped to make a tisane, it can be used to treat throat infections, or it can … Continue reading

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Decayed Technology

Time was, a windmill was the last word in technology. Every village and town must have at least one. Wind-driven, it could be sited away from the rivers. It wouldn’t get flooded when the winter snows melted. This was, after … Continue reading

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Sunday Picture Post: Thistly Things

This Sunday four photos, two plants. Wrap your eyes around these. But be warned, they’re not flesh-friendly. The Cotton Thistle is native to East Anglia, but a garden escape elsewhere Of course, neither of these photos do justice to this … Continue reading

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