Monthly Archives: April 2013

Sunset at high tide from Mariners Lodge

We have a very high tide scheduled for this weekend. This morning the residents of the beach cottages in Porlock Weir, were given Flood alert warnings. This means that they have to carry all their furniture, rugs etc upstairs; such … Continue reading

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Bluebells in a lane by Mariners Lodge

Alongside the blue & white bells are Allium triquetrum (Three cornered leek) and close by is a sticking clump of ramsons (wild garlic)! the leaves of last two make delicious tasting soups, but don’t be too heavy handed with the … Continue reading

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Whortleberries flowering on Exmoor

Native bilberries, locally called Whortleberries, grow wild where the soil is poor and very acidic. The fruit, laboriously picked in late summer, is delicious!

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Small beginnings

Recent winds brought this larch down, showing its tiny new red cones and verdant green needles.

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Primroses abound

Carpets of primroses have emerged in the lanes and woods around Porlock

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Spring has sprung on Exmoor

Lesser Celandine & violets midst unfurling fern fronds

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Recycled Easter Eggs!!

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Easter cake for tea at Mariners Lodge, Exmoor.

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