I'm running a free mini-course in April to celebrate spring and encourage you to spend time in nature with your camera. Starting 14th April, the #SpringInPictures course will run over 14 days and you'll have the opportunity to go to your favourite nature spot (or a place you've yet to visit) to explore, observe, and … Continue reading SpringInPictures – Free Course!
The afternoon's sun sparkles through the loft window of my writer's nest. A moment later, a bird slides down the velux window before flying off with a tuneful song. It seems I'm being called out to play. Taking regular breaks from writing is essential. It saves my eyes from the glare of the screen and … Continue reading Writing Time-Out and Nature’s Gifts
The fragrance of spring is already in the air, subtle yet sure. January passed in a fit of gales, rain, and sleet with a rare moment of stillness. I have moved between resting and weaving - that delicate balance that is needed when creating something from the heart. Winter has been extremely wet, windy, cold … Continue reading Stepping Into the Magic
A barn owl quarters the spent earth while a field mouse scurries for cover. As summer surrenders to the wild atmospherics of autumn, nature prepares for its seasonal transition. Travelling back to base-camp one evening across the Cheshire and Lancashire plains, it's clear that the nights are quickly drawing in. There is something spell-binding about … Continue reading Evening Scenes
Such a joy to be in nature's domain, walking along quiet lanes in the late spring sunshine. In wild green verges, butterflies and bees flit from one wildflower to the next, feasting on comfrey nectar. Buzzards circle higher and higher, wings sun-glazed, oblivious to the tale of Icarus, while closer to earth, swallows swoop in … Continue reading Walks in Late Spring
Whenever I feel my creative nest is closing up around me, I find my wings and fly into nature. I love writing and creating and sharing my soul's gifts. It is one of the reasons why I'm here. Birthing new stories and breathing life into an idea brings me immense joy, but can consume the … Continue reading Into Enchantment