In between the showers a wonderful evening walk over the tops, heather and gorse, pink purple and yellows. Haytor , Saddle, Top, Pil and Rippon Tor……
August has brought changeable weather across Dartmoor, but I loved an early morning glimpse of blue sky and ponies….. then clouds and cattle…
Home. Evening Walk along the River Dee to the corner of the Peninsula. Views across Liverpool Bay. Silhouette of Hilbre Islands with the Point of Ayr and Snowdonia Range in the light of the setting sun. In oceanography terms this estuary is a Region of Freshwater Influence……..water, fresh, salt, heat, tide and shelf….
Home on The Peninsula. Big moody Skies over Hilbre Island, middle eye and little eye. High tides on the River Dee marshes 4 Short eared Owls and 2 Marsh Harriers hunting. Screeches amongst the calls of curlews geese and shanks.
38 Degrees teams up with Campaign for National Parks
What a great 80th Birthday party! Two Art in Nature Walks curated nationally by Richard Shilling with local artists facilitating. We, on Dartmoor had a very creative day. I was aided by Land Artist & fellow art & ecologist, Linda Gordon from the North Coast of Devon.
The weather was excellent and views from the top of the moor to Plymouth Sound. Lovely people had signed up, especially the children. Lots of fun creating and laughs.
We were joined on Dartmoor by Gemma from Campaign for National Parks, Marq & Kareem from 38 Degrees, Official photographer Emily W-W & puppy husky, Leigh of BBC Spotlight & Cameraman sent by Alice @Wonderland. The Moorland Guides were busy with their walkers also. Add in the open day for National Parks Week at The Visitor Centre with rare breeds, white face sheep, dartmoor ponies etc. It certainly was a busy day in Princetown!!
Thank you to all the participants for their inspired work, but the gold star goes to Jennifer for the designing in dung. Move over Chris Ofili you have been usurped!
And the crowd roared MORE please ……..
Out again on the Granite Elements Art Walks. The difference in colours in one month. Foxgloves are just finishing, heather and gorse appearing. Yellows of tormentil and bracken turning… Add in the colour of the wild bilberry. A warm breeze and a good 5 minute shower. More research in the bag. Thanks to all who came along. Looking forward to the Autumn berry one!!