The Glory of Autumn

It’s been a while since I did a post about the lanes around me, having nowhere else to go during the lockdowns of 2020  and 2021 meant that once we were free to go wherever we wanted to I lost the incentive to explore locally, but the lanes are still there and there is always…

In My Neighbourhood

In my neighbourhood is a tag I have used for posting about things and places around me. Usually the lanes and the hill. Anything within walking distance. Which includes a pair of granite and whitewashed Cornish cottages. Nothing unusual about that you may say, not in Cornwall, where they are two a penny, but what…

Murmuration

And still the starlings come… (Please click on image to enlarge) They seem to have increased over the past month and now appear in their thousands. Shortly before sunset they perform their mesmerising aerobatic manoeuvres before heading off to their overnight roosting place. It’s surprising that they don’t collide with one another. One downfall to…

Murmuration

In the winter Starlings appear in large numbers from the near continent to seek the warmth on our island,  murmurations can start an hour or so before sunset when  huge groups of starlings twist, turn, swoop and swirl across the sky in beautiful shape-shifting clouds. They roost overnight in the nearby reed marshes next to…

Disappearing Alice

November No sun – no moon! No morn – no noon – No dawn – no dusk – no proper time of day No warmth, no cheerfulness, no healthful ease, No comfortable feel in any member, No shade, no shine, no butterflies, no bees, No fruits, no flowers, no leaves, no birds ! November! ~Thomas…