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Nature and light

The ways in which we can experience Nature are many..moving thru the mountains is one way to do it..personally i love to ski in places where few people go..walking in the forest is another way..picking mushrooms or observing flowers..or the … Continue reading

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Autumn fernfest in Guadarrama

As i have pointed out in the past, Autumn colour in the Sierra de Guadarrama depends largely on the humble fern. The oaks of the lower valleys sometimes turn a rusty red, but in low rain years they just go … Continue reading

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A blast of Autumn colour..at last!

While we’ve had sensations of Autumn since early October – and even sensations of Winter in recent weeks – it’s only in the last few days that the colours associated with the Fall season have begun to proliferate in the … Continue reading

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Sensations of Autumn in Fuenfría

This last week in the Fuenfría Valley there have been clear sensations of the Fall season.. ..not so much from falling leaves, or even leaves turning colour..but from the cool, humid weather and above all from the ferns turning colour. … Continue reading

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Autumn..maybe? (Another bad year for blackberries)

Two weeks into Autumn according to the calendar..and while i can’t say it doesn’t feel like Fall, it’s hardly normal. Last week i thought it was really happening when, after several days of grey skies and light showers, we had … Continue reading

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Ferns, glorious ferns

Marcher dans un forêt entre deux haies de fougères transfigurées par l’automne, c’est cela un triomphe. Que sont a côté suffrages et ovations?  Emil Cioran’s illumination among the ferns maybe of the Bois de Boulogne is something that i have been … Continue reading

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Autumn..already?

As we approach the official date for the commencement of Autumn, the weather – perhaps a little surprisingly – seems to be going along with the calendar. Temperatures have gradually dropped in recent weeks and we even had an hour … Continue reading

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