Thursday, November 30, 2006
Wednesday, November 29, 2006
water is about all there is to photograph at present. These woodland streams run down to the Tamar at Luckett and are usually very quiet little glades but have become very lively following the torrential downpours we have experienced recently.
Sunday, November 26, 2006
Saturday, November 25, 2006
Friday, November 24, 2006
we have been having very severe problems ever since we tried to install Internet explorer 7 on a nice quiet functioning PC system. Crash bang goodbye followed by major rescue etc etc (I'm sure you have all been there) followed by total inability to access web pages, blog sites (ever since we moved to blogger beta) etc etc. And it started raining. It may well be that we are still blocked from logging onto our own blog, time will tell. Moral of the story : never let a giftware in the house.
Friday, November 17, 2006
Sunday, November 12, 2006
well, that's one year in my blog. I have really enjoyed sharing my experiences with you (2001 visitors, including me!) and the dog's eye view of my amazing home, and some of my concerns about what you are doing, inadvertently perhaps, to the planet. I am not going to keep a daily diary now, but if there are any notable images I will ask Dad to post them from time to time. The blog will stay up for the time being.
Smile and the whole world smiles with you, weep and you weep alone.
Love Spot, Harriet, Cassie and Max and the admin staff at Orchard House.
Admin note: Spot is wonderful. An interactive DVD of thousands of images of local flora, fauna, and views including some from this blog is available for a small fee if you email me using his email address above.
Thursday, November 09, 2006
Wednesday, November 08, 2006
chlorociboria aeruginascens (sounds like a very grand aunty) growing on our paddock fence. This little fungus stains wood green and was much prized for marquetry when it grew on oak. The outer surface is described as scurfy, like my coat.
Tuesday, November 07, 2006
although most of the wild flowers have gone except for a few pale limp campion, the colours are very rich at this time of year as the bracken dies off and the leaves on the trees begin to turn.
It is getting very exciting for me. Who will claim the prize? Me, again ??
Monday, November 06, 2006
.... a suitably fiery end to November 5 followed by mass canine hysteria, mum hiding behind the sofa, Uncle Max hiding under the dining room table with his paws over his ears and Harriet, shaking uncontrollably sitting on Dad, meanwhile I made sure the fireworks came nowhere near us by barking very loudly all night.
Sunday, November 05, 2006
Friday, November 03, 2006
another year goes by. Very little has changed in the view of the village from Kit Hill, caught in the lovely soft low light of evening in late autumn, although for us many things have changed. I sometimes wonder where these changes reside because often they lack any materiality. When you look at these images, imagine the millions upon millions of invisible connections and relations of all the people before you, their memories, thoughts and emotions; in what space do they lie?
Wednesday, November 01, 2006
.... yes a prize for the 2000th visitor to this blog, this photograph, pawgraphed by me and with a CD of this year's photos to the lucky winner if they leave an address. I was the 1000th visitor myself so I reckon I might win again.
lots of love Spot
... It seems very sad that it is almost a year ago that I first showed you these fields in late November covered in snow. A lot has happened to us all in a year, moving and growing and having babies, but in every other respect the natural world goes on, silent and uncomplaining and quite oblivious to our travails.