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What to Look for in Nature – October & November

After the Autumn Equinox at the end of September, all lingering echoes of summer finally fade. In my mind, October is the truest month of autumn. This is the time when the paint pallet changes its hues from greens to russets and deep gold, and nature’s full bounty can be enjoyed. November brings the frosts… Continue reading What to Look for in Nature – October & November

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Goodbye September, Hello October

The end of August and most of September passed by in a whirl of phone calls, paperwork signatures, and bottomless cardboard boxes. It is said, September is a great time for making new starts, which I hope bodes well for us. All this stress and frantic activity is down to one little (actually rather big) thing;… Continue reading Goodbye September, Hello October

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One From the Archives: Harvesting the Delight of Parham

[One from the archives, originally posted Sunday, 27 September 2015 sophiecosussex.blogspot.com/] Harvesting the delight of Parham “Welcome to the true heart of England, and of Sussex.” The voices of the land seemed to speak to me, “Take your time, linger, let us ensnare you. Perhaps you’ll never leave.” As a child, I read many a fairy… Continue reading One From the Archives: Harvesting the Delight of Parham

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What to Look For in Nature: September

September. The month that brings new school shoes, squalls and storms, the sense of a new season, and… the return of the ‘What to Look for’ blog series! As we feel our way back from summer holidays and settle into fresh yet comfortingly familiar routines, it can become suddenly startling how fast the year has… Continue reading What to Look For in Nature: September

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Local Patch: jumpers at dawn, fairy street-lamps by the ditch.

13th August, and already it feels more like September. I am certain that the year, in the rush to escape the last grasping clutches of the summer’s heatwave, has over run and got a whole month ahead of where it should be. Not that I’m complaining however; this is my favourite time of the year,… Continue reading Local Patch: jumpers at dawn, fairy street-lamps by the ditch.