Spring

Some welcome sunshine this week   From a car, Wrangaton Road is fast and litter-strewn, but the views are lovely and the open verges between Bittaford and Ivybridge station support a different variety of flowers from the shady lane between Moorhaven and Green Lane.   Alexanders is just coming into bloom. Also known as Roman parsley,…

Mindfulness

Being mindful is good for you. Training people to experience the present moment and accept rather than react to thoughts and worries that pop into mind helps those with depression and is an effective way to beat drug cravings.  I’m not good at being mindful as I quite enjoy the chatter in my head and the mental…

First cow parsley

I realised I had better post last weekend’s pictures before this weekend begins. Little to report, thanks to almost constant rain, but I saw the first flowers of cow parsley,  snowdrops,   and Dog’s Mercury   These leaves of ransoms or wild garlic are edible   while these beautiful bright green shoots are definitely not: Hemlock…