Little Britain

A few miles north of Heathrow airport and within earshot of the M25, the river Colne forms the boundary between Buckinghamshire and north west London; it is a small chalk river with clear, shallow water and wide gravel beds, lined by tall, ivy-clad trees. The sheltered margins and banksides are bright green with patches ofContinue reading “Little Britain”

Mad March Weather

Sunday 5th March Bough Beech reservoir is blown by a westerly that brings unstoppable, grey stacks of white-frosted cloud across the bright sky. The wind strengthens before a sharp storm kills the light and drenches everything. Small dinghies at the far end of the water run for cover and birdwatchers on the narrow causeway toContinue reading “Mad March Weather”