Tag Archives: Fauna

Walking Rye Harbour

I found this shell (mollusc) while walking the beach at Rye Harbour Nature Reserve last Saturday. Look, it’s a fan and at its centre, another smaller fan. Continue reading

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Walking and Falling (Salt and Snow)

snow drop
lamb drop
In snow
salt circles
burns snow
Life flowers Continue reading

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Just a Thought

“Every person has the power to make others happy. Some do it simply by entering a room others by leaving the room. Some individuals leave trails of gloom; others, trails of joy. Some leave trails of hate and bitterness; others, … Continue reading

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A Season of New Walks: Aylesford Priory

Spring has surprised me. I’ve been awaiting winter, which for me means soft white snow quilts and sparkling sheets of frost and instead, there’ve been grey rain blankets and more grey rain blankets followed by – pillows of spring flowers.

I have geraniums and fuchsias which haven’t stopped flowering since last summer. I have a rambling rose that’s kept on rambling and honeysuckle that’s continued to suckle. Continue reading

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Friday Fictioneers 100 Word Flash Fiction Story Challenge: La Vie en Bleue

La Vie en Bleue

“What’s that fish, mommy?”

I was observing, through the blue bits of the glass dolphin embedded in the door, the rippling apartment building opposite.

“It’s a dolphin. Dolphins aren’t fish.”

“Is a fish!”

At the bottom of the building, red plastic traffic cones contorted. Continue reading

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Third Anniversary of Poetic Mapping

WordPress wrote to me yesterday, to tell me that 3 September 2013 marked the 3rd anniversary of Poetic Mapping. This is blog no. 222. This is quite by accident. If you believe in accidents, that is. The anniversary is a … Continue reading

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A Heavenly Holiday Walk: Kingsdown to St Margaret’s Bay Along The White Cliffs of Dover

How strange it is that only a week after writing  Ann of Adam’s Garden – in which I mentioned my first encounter with rock pools – I found myself splashing around in the sea amongst rock pools. I had been desperate … Continue reading

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Intelligent Design XIII

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snow a snug ruff for a jasmine flower where’s my garden good day to you Cat too cold for pleasantries see you round Snowfellow that goes for you too birds I’m calling a truce while I snooze by the fire … Continue reading

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The Dragonfly

I was so gratified when this dragonfly turned up in the garden. The sight of it gave me a great sense of achievement. For this year we renovated the tiny but charmingly overgrown garden that came with the house when we moved in last year. Continue reading

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