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Someone, long-gone, used Granny’s bed to mend a gap by the track to Sleights Moor.Pines above Rosedale. Nobody came back for the old plough. England’s highest pub. Advertisements

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The year has turned

Soon the garden will be like this once more. The blackbird will see off the cuckoo. The track to the moor will be dry. And there will be fawns to meet.  

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Amost empty at Beck Hole Codgers at Egton Show The goosegog show Clutter at the hardware shop

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At the Heron House

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It is a place within easy walking distance from the front door and yet it is unlikely that anyone would stumble across it. It is not on any well-trodden path. However, nor could it be described as a remote…

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Vitreous enamel on copper bowls.

They are a challenge, but I keep trying. Here are some new attempts: Our Acer is in fresh, soft leaf; it yields a fine stencil. Note how the ivory unleaded enamel turns green over fire scale and shrinks away from … Continue reading

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Conservation Volunteer

Gained some interesting aches this morning — been out with conservation volunteers to Yatts Farm near Pickering. The sensation of doing a bit of good and spending time with people of like mind, lifts the spirits. We cleared gorse (locally: … Continue reading

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Fancies in acrylic

Robin Hood’s Bay art group today in between hovering by the radiators.  

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Seacoal 1953

Fifteen and I’m growing strong and Durham County is dotted with coal mines. The collieries on the coast dump rock spoil and slaggy coal mixtures by conveyor belts straight onto the inter-tidal zone. Tides wash back and forth, they suck … Continue reading

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New enamel bowls, new colours.

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