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    Winter heliotrope | Petasites fragrans

    Posted on February 12, 2016 by in Nature

    Fragrant winter heliotrope is almost over I’ve just been out for a walk in Seaford past this large swathe of wildflower leaves. It is winter heliotrope, Petasites fragrans. Identifying winter heliotrope I only recently found out what this was. I had photographed some heliotrope flowers last year in Seaford, but hadn’t used the pics. Then […]

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    Aerial views of the Sussex Coast

    Posted on October 28, 2015 by in Outings

    Some time ago Mike and I went for a flight in a light aircraft along the South Coast between Shoreham and Eastbourne. Flying along the Seven Sisters Great views of the Cuckmere Valley and two lighthouses As you can see we had a fantastic flight along the South Coast in the August sunshine, with great […]

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    Tide Mills – a lovely spot for photographing wildflowers

    Posted on September 13, 2015 by in Nature, Walks

    Spotting wildflowers on a local walk Tide Mills is the site of a ruined village in a historic coastal area between Seaford and Newhaven, which is popular with walkers. There were plenty of wildflowers to be seen when I visited in August. After parking off the A259, the path skirts a couple of fields as […]

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    Limonium vulgare | Sea lavender

    Posted on August 5, 2015 by in Wildflowers

    Spotting sea lavender on Seaford Head A brisk walk up Seaford Head today, visiting the beach on the way. These chalk cliffs are the start of the famous Seven Sisters. The purple Limonium flowers are in bloom It is August and the sea lavender is flowering in the low grass kept down by rabbits on […]

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    Mindful wildflower walks

    Posted on July 26, 2015 by in Nature, Walks, Wildflowers

    Wildflower exercise blog My friend Mercy writes a running blog. She frequently stops during her exercise to photograph flowers and other points of interest. I particularly enjoyed this post in which she was continually distracted by the things around her. Having just started reading the book Mindfulness for Dummies, I can see similarities with how […]

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    Elderflower champagne recipe

    Posted on July 10, 2015 by in Cookery and baking

    Mike makes elderflower champagne most years What I love about elderflower champagne is the fresh floral taste, and feeling of a midsummer treat! Making elderflower champagne Picking elderflowers The elder tree, Sambucus nigra, is very common in the UK and flowers late May into early June here in the South East. Our elderflower champagne recipe […]

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    Litlington Flower Festival

    Posted on June 20, 2015 by in Outings

    I’ve just come back from Litlington Flower Festival Litlington is a small village down the road from where we live in Seaford, Sussex. This year they are running a flower festival over four days in aid of church upkeep and repairs.  I may not be religious but I do love flowers and the opportunity for […]

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    Cow parsley | Anthriscus sylvestris

    Posted on May 24, 2015 by in Outings, Wildflowers

     It’s been a while… …as the power ballad goes…but I’ve still been out and about in the Sussex countryside photographing wildflowers! May is Cow Parsley time We often find round here that greenish-yellow alexanders and deep blue alkanet are in flower at the beginning of the month, with cow parsley filling in towards the end. […]

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    Foodie Fridays in Florida

    Posted on May 11, 2014 by in Pubs and restaurants, Uncategorized

    Although I haven’t mentioned Foodie Fridays recently, I haven’t forgotten about them. In fact on holiday in Florida last month, I was very pleased to find something great happening in the town of Celebration. Regularly in Celebration, there is a take-out night when about fifteen fast food vans all descend on an open space and […]

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    Jolly Jonquils: Daffodils from Walter Crane

    Posted on March 23, 2014 by in Art, Gardening

    I love Walter Crane’s humorous botanical illustrations And a whole batch of his flowers have now been released into the public domain via Flickr. A selection of dizzy daffodils Daffodils don’t really come under the literal Photographing Wildflowers remit, as the only ones to be seen around here are either cultivated, or garden escapees. But […]

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