Tag Archive: outdoors

Godrevy Lighthouse, Cornwall

This is one of my favourite views in Britain, sitting on the cliffs looking at Godrevy Lighthouse. Virginia Woolf visited this lighthouse in 1892, and it is often said that it inspired her… Continue reading

Harvest Time

Autumn is always a busy time in the natural world, so much bounty to be gathered and stored before winter comes along. This afternoon I saw a farmer harvesting the hay in his… Continue reading

Becoming a Butterfly Breeder

Over the past couple of months, I have been learning how to become a butterfly keeper. I started off with no expectations from a pet insect, but to my surprise my relationship with… Continue reading

Mên-an-Tol Standing Stones, Cornwall.

On the wildest, most westerly moors in Cornwall there is a group of standing stones quite unlike any others in Britain. The central stone of Mên-an-Tol (Cornish for “the hole stone”) is a… Continue reading

Lanyon Quoit standing stones, Cornwall.

A portrait of Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon by Cecil Beaton

Here’s Cecil Beaton’s fantastic portrait of the Queen Mother when she was young. I just love the way that the sunlight bursts out through the trees above, giving us a sense of what… Continue reading

The Big Garden Birdwatch – results now in!

This weekend the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB for short) recruited hundreds of thousands of volunteers all across the UK to take part in the annual Big Garden Birdwatch. The… Continue reading

The pelican and the bear cub

No one knows how old this photo is, who took it, or anything at all about the circumstances that led up to an adult pelican feeding a baby bear. All we can say… Continue reading