Category Archives: Nature writing

Seeing beyond the Sandhill Cranes: a trip from Eastern Wyoming into Nebraska.

A sense of time lies thick and heavy on such a place . . . . The cranes stand, as it were, upon the sodden pages of their own history. Aldo Leopold, A Sand County Almanac and Sketches Here and There (1949). On … Continue reading

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Wildflower thoughts . . .

Wildflower meadow and nature corridor, Wivenhoe Park, University of Essex OED definitions: Wildflower. Not listed. A search returns “wildering” as the nearest approximation, meaning “Leading or driving one astray.” Wildlife: “The native fauna and flora of a particular region.” Wildlife … Continue reading

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Sculptured Coast

Holding back the tide: stone and wooden sea defences at East Lane, Suffolk. A friend visiting from California had been reading W. G. Sebald’s The Rings of Saturn, so we went for a day visiting places on the Suffolk coast. … Continue reading

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Wild things. Flowers of the Scottish / English border.

Grasses and wildflowers on the Scottish / English border. Photo from my recent visit to Scotland. Blogpost to follow . . . .

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