Category Archives: Walking the territory

This is the Territory of Rain

It is king here and it is showing us who’s boss. Fortunately yesterday was dry, and the tide was shallow. But there’s more rain to come. For the moment at least, all living is by negotiation with flows and falls of water. Not to mention, moving about. I hope you are all dry, warm and… Read More »

Back from the Holidays

While the English are still in the middle of their summer holidays, our school-children are going back to school today. Disappointing as this is, when the weather has only just improved, there does seem to be an appropriate feel to it. The blue tits are back in the garden, there’s a grey squirrel pinching the… Read More »

The Adventure in Progress

For the next four months or so, the territory of rain is going to look like this. There are still leaves clinging to very sheltered trees, but not so many now. Teal, merganser and goldeneye are back on the river, and the sparrows are very quick to notice when I fill up the bird feeder.… Read More »