Toads laid low

Toads laid low

I was torn tonight ‘twixt a Bat group meeting and a Barn Owl meeting, both on Zoom – Or – going out on Toad Patrol to rescue toads from the local village road. As there were 18 toads killed prior to me getting to the village last night, I knew that...

Country life and quiet life

Living in the countryside isn’t necessarily uneventful. Early this a.m we stepped out into the park with the girls to find a car upside-down on the single lane that runs thro’..  Often, when walking the girls in the park we have to be aware, as drivers...
New Lovely Studio

New Lovely Studio

It’s been a long while since I posted anything arty ~ so thought I’d do a quick catch up; explain why, and say Hi. Life for everyone has been turned upside-down and inside-out and I hope you are all well and hanging-on in there during these uncertain times. Back...


A knock on the door on a Saturday night. Apparently, early that a.m an estate worker, with an interest in bats, had been called re: a bat that had been found tucked behind a tin of gravy powder in the local golf club kitchen…. hence ‘Bisto’… a...
Wriggly Whiskered

Wriggly Whiskered

Received a call from the vet re: a bat found during early evening, in the middle of the road on a housing estate in Blandford Forum.  Thankfully a kind soul had collected and delivered the bat to the local surgery. Having just returned home after moving more furniture...
A bit of my Larmer Tree history

A bit of my Larmer Tree history

The photo is of my two lovely feathered friends.  They would often visit me in my garden.  If I was sitting on the bench seat they would sit either side of me and try to hold my pencil as I was drawing. They would also visit my studio upstairs and pop by to say...

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Nature In Fine Art ~ Larmer Studio
Pier Gate Cottage
Rushmore Park
Tollard Royal
Salisbury, Wiltshire
SP5 5QB, United Kingdom

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