Delightful Devon

Firstly, a huge thank you to Alice for asking me to write a guest post for her blog. I thought that, as she was based in Cambridgeshire in the South East, I would share a little something of what we have over here in Devon in the South West. I’ve lived in Devon now for 16 years and have never tired of exploring the many facets of the county. We are so privileged to live in such a wonderful region with so much diversity, both in its wildlife and landscapes.     Within the county are two of the UK’s National Parks: Dartmoor (above) and Exmoor. The latter also has Europe’s first Dark Sky Reserve, designed to promote astronomy by keeping light pollution to a minimum and allowing fantastic views of the night sky. Both moors offer varied landscapes, flora and fauna and […]

Outer Hebrides Heaven

I’m back from my latest adventure – I hope you enjoyed Ryan’s guest post while I was away? As I mentioned before I left, Scotland holds a special place in my heart and is a part of the world that I’m particularly familiar with, having been a great many times. This year though I was able to explore an area that I hadn’t visited before: the Outer Hebrides or more specifically, the Isles of Lewis and Harris. We took a couple of days to drive up to the Isle of Skye where we made a few brief stops at some of our favourite spots on the way. One un-planned roadside pause for me to photograph some lovely light on the hills between the Old Man of Storr and the Quirang, led to some lovely plant discoveries. Firstly a pristine Devil’s […]