That time of Spring has come, when the bare Winter bones of twigs and branches in the woods are clothed in a thin green mist, as buds open into the most fragile and greenest-of-green new leaves. In a month the … Continue reading
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Tagged bud, green, Hampstead, London, mist, photography, tree, urban nature
It’s odd that the blossoming of a tree that is native to the Himalayan mountains should herald Spring in suburban London, but that is what the magnolia does. And this one on the slope on the south side of Kenwood … Continue reading
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Tagged Arthur Oxford, bloom. flower, blossom, Edward Cecil Guinness, Eric Hosking, Kenwood, Kenwood House, Londpn. magnolia, magnolia, tree
The London Independent Photography (LIP) Greenwich group is holding its Sixth Annuale exhibition from 8 – 22 August at The Greenwich Gallery , Linear House, Peyton Place, London SE10 8RS. The private view is tonight from 6.20 pm – 8.30 pm and is open … Continue reading
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Tagged ancient, carthorse, coppice, exhibition, forest, France, horse, london independent photography, nature, oak, perche region, Percheron, pollard, trees, woodland
Hibiscus syriacus doesn’t originally come from Syria, but eastern Asia, probably China and Korea. It’s been in bloom in our garden and others around here in northwest London for the past few days. So popular with gardeners it might better be … Continue reading
Hornbeam, Carpinus betulus, also known as iron wood, or yoke elm because the wood is so hard it can’t be worked easily. It was mainly used for ox yokes, cogs and cartwheels. The grown-out coppice stools like this one in … Continue reading
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Tagged coppice, Hornbeam, London, nature, Paris, photography, tree, urban, woodland
A blustery day after yesterday’s storms. I prefer it to the still, sapping heat.
“Look! They’re back! Look!” wrote Ted Hughes in his poem “Swifts”. It was a 15 May. While “walking the dog” over the past years, I’ve been noting when the swifts return from Africa to the streets around where I live, … Continue reading
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Meditations on the relationships between humans and the rest of the natural world (read more here)