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To borrow or not to borrow

10 months agoHobbies / Nature : Wales Nature

Recently we’ve been in a busy patch of dual purpose sessions – working with the Nimbus label for commercial release, but you will also be able to hear the works that we record on BBC Radio 3.

New show marks return journey for Welsh artists

10 months agoHobbies / Nature : Wales Nature

A new exhibition at Mostyn in Llandudno promises a unique journey around the UK hrough different artists’ eyes. It features 25 artworks inspired by the places in which the artists were born or raised.

Groundhogs Day 2014 in Allegany State Park

To all my blogging friends; I Allegany Tom on the 2nd of February 2014..... OK Visit the blog post to hear if I saw my shadow or not!

Avian Snow Angel

10 months agoHobbies / Nature : SwampThings

I know everyone is snow-weary, but I have one more picture I'd like to share. This was in my front yard. My nephew dubbed it the "avian snow angel."

Extreme Cold then Warm!

Every winter is different in our area. This morning the temperature was down to 2 degrees, the same that it was on January 7. But today it is already warming up to melt the snow (about 36 at 2:30 p.m.) and forecast to reach 60 degrees this Saturday. Show More Summary

Snow Walk

10 months agoHobbies / Nature : SwampThings

The booger bear of a winter storm that dropped ice and snow in the deep south slid up our way, too. We got 8 inches of very dry, fluffy snow Tuesday night. It was our second round of snow this month. We were expecting temperatures in the teens last night but Mother Nature had a different plan. Show More Summary

Historic castles in pop-up cinema venture

10 months agoHobbies / Nature : Wales Nature

Over the next two weekends two of the most picturesque spots in south Wales will be transformed into cinemas as part of a series of public film screening events.

And now for some more recording

10 months agoHobbies / Nature : Wales Nature

I can’t believe we are at the end of January already. It truly is that horrible, dark part of the year when all you want to do is consume vast quantities of comfort food and cuddle a hot water bottle - as opposed to get up sharply, warm up nicely, rehearse, go home, eat dinner and practice x 100.

Snow birds

10 months agoHobbies / Nature : Somewhere in NJ

A snow day literally and figuratively falls from the sky, unbidden, and seems like a thing of wonder. -Susan Orlean We had snow today in Atlanta... real snow that caused my school to shut down early. I just saw on the TV that school's closed tomorrow too... Show More Summary

Bee Ready

10 months agoHobbies / Nature : SwampThings

Sunday was sunny with temperatures in the mid-50s. Monday was mostly sunny with a high of 60. Our honey bees were delighted and wasted no time in heading out of the hive. I was rinsing road salt off our car when I noticed the bees were checking out the drops of water on the car's roof. Show More Summary

a moss mountain farm sunrise

Sunrise - Moss Mountain Farms P. Allen Smith's Garden Home Retreat ©trryan - December 2013

little house on the prairie

My Prairie Home CompanionOklahoma City This is my Oklahoma get-away. Although I actually live here, I travel so much that I sometimes think of this place as my prairie home retreat. Especially in fall. Especially in fall when the river birch leaves are dropping on my lawn like gold-gilded Christmas ornaments. Show More Summary

Thursday to be coldest day of winter so far

10 months agoHobbies / Nature : Wales Nature

There was a brief window of dry weather and sunshine on Saturday but it didn’t last, with yet more heavy rain, showers and strong to gale force winds over the weekend. The highest gust recorded on Saturday was 75mph at Aberporth, Ceredigion and 70mph at Aberdaron, Gwynedd on Sunday.

Hey Ladies! Save the Dates!

October 3-5, 2014 on Grand Island, New York – Wild Women Unite! I’ll be teaching a photography workshop at this event. I’ve never been to it, but when Yvonne approached me about teaching, it sounded like so much fun, I think I’d go even if I weren’t teaching! Here’s what Yvonne asked me to share: […]

Still Icy

10 months agoHobbies / Nature : SwampThings

Yep, still icy cold outside. I'm afraid this white stuff is going to stick around. The weather folks are already saying we may be in for more snow next week. Ugh.

in the light that never was

"I had seen it through the eyes of Winnenap, in a rosy mist of reminiscence, and must always see it with a sense of intimacy in the light that never was." -Mary Austin Land of Little Rain Joshua Tree National Park November 2013 ©trr...

Yellow warning of rain for Sunday

10 months agoHobbies / Nature : Wales Nature

Just as I thought we were done with warnings of heavy rain and windy conditions the Met office issues another warning. This time for Sunday but I'll get to that in a moment.

Hen harrier decline

10 months agoHobbies / Nature : Nature UK

Winterwatch's executive producer Tim Scoones provides information on the decline of hen harriers.

Iolo's birdwatch

10 months agoHobbies / Nature : Nature UK

Iolo Williams gets in the mood for the RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch on Winterwatch Extra.

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