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Wagtails on the moor

 Last Tuesday the regular volunteering task with the Box Moor Trust was to clear the river Bulbourne.  As we started our afternoon stint after a picnic lunch in the meadow, a little bird caught my eye. It was trying to … Continue reading

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Tulips, bluebells and may blossom

Mayday bank holiday. A lovely warm day for a stroll in the countryside. We put on our walking boots and head for the park, stopping to admire the tulips in the ancient walled garden by the church, site of the Charter … Continue reading

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Another sunny Sunday and the bluebells are out

By the river Bulbourne the buttercups bloom in the water meadow and the willow has bright green new leaves. Oxlips turn the hillside to gold up on Roughdown common. Ladybirds and butterflies warm themselves in the bright sunshine and sip … Continue reading

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Looking for cowslips on Roughdown common

The sun tempted us out for a walk today but we soon realised there was a fierce nip in the easterly wind and had to dip into the pound shop to buy a pair of gloves. On the moor the … Continue reading

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Spring sunshine by the river Gade

The park beckoned us to enjoy the lovely sunshine today. In my garden the primroses and crocus celebrate the spring. We strolled past the bowling green admiring the willows glowing golden by the river. The river Gade is swollen by … Continue reading

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Walking to Piccotts End

Yesterday we took a favourite walk to the garden centre at Piccotts End which does very good coffee. The sun was shining brightly and the crocuses bloomed everywhere. These are in my front garden. In 1539 King Henry VIII granted … Continue reading

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A Sunday stroll in February

    The Hemel Hempstead Jellicoe water gardens are coming to life after a wet and windy week. Walking along the serpentine path by the River Gade , we pass drifts of shimmering snowdrops nodding in the leaf litter under … Continue reading

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