The golden hour

After the intense brightness of the fields of rape in full bloom that blanketed the Rib valley in the golden hour of this mid-May evening, the cool shade of the woods were a deep contrast of both light and colour.Muted greens, dusky browns and deeper shadows forced irises wider as…

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The Greylag Gosling Gang

This little gang of Greylag goslings paraded in front of the White Hide at Great Amwell last Saturday afternoon, closely attended by their doting parents.  Other greylags and boisterous canadas kept them moving through the shallows. Eventually, a bit of peace and a rest under a protective wing. It was…

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Another soggy weekend and an astronomical highlight

Another weekend and another football match postponed. Not due to the weather this time but because the opposition could only muster 5 players! A weekend spring cleaning the garden then, with a short walk thrown in that allowed me to document what happens to our river after a period of…

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