“Nature teaches more than she preaches. There are no sermons in stones. It is easier to get a spark out of a stone than a moral.” – John Burroughs

“Nature teaches more than she preaches. There are no sermons in stones. It is easier to get a spark out of a stone than a moral.” – John Burroughs

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Winter Reflections

Winter Reflections

Today marks the Spring Equinox, the first astronomical day of Spring, and much to my surprise it actually feels pretty Spring-like outside (well, so long as I look past the patches of yet-to-melt snow).  I like to use the equinoxes and solstices to look to new...

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2018 Garden To-Do List

2018 Garden To-Do List

With the exception of feeding the birds, our garden has been neglected over winter. Cold blustery winds and the rain don't really inspire me to get outside much, but one of my goals for 2018 is to make my outdoor space nicer for humans as well as the wildlife so that...

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Accidental Avocados

How many times have I tried to grow avocados over the years? Lots (I've lost count). How many have been successful? Precisely none. Well, until now that is. Against all odds, I have not one but two plants. How did I finally crack the mystery of growing avocado plants,...

2018 Garden To-Do List

With the exception of feeding the birds, our garden has been neglected over winter. Cold blustery winds and the rain don't really inspire me to get outside much, but one of my goals for 2018 is to make my outdoor space nicer for humans as well as the wildlife so that...

30 days wild

Wild Reflections・30 Days Wild 29 & 30

Wild Reflections・30 Days Wild 29 & 30

30 Days Wild 2017 ended in total contrast to how it started. Day 1 was scorching hot sunshine whilst days 29 & 30 were more typical of the Cornish summer: gloomy, grey and damp. It provided a nice chance to relax after the long weekend away and reflect on this year's...

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Worthing Wanderings · 30 Days Wild 22-28

It's been a week filled with incidental wildness. On Thursday evening I went up to Plymouth, before starting the journey to Worthing the following morning, heading off to spend the weekend at my friend's mum's house for her baby shower. On the way up there were the...

Summer Solstice · 30 Days Wild 21

It's actually sunny weather for the solstice! This is a miracle to me because for the past few years it's either been raining or I've been too ill to enjoy the day. I've got a lot to be getting on with over the course of the day so I can't go too far, but I'm enjoying...

“I felt my lungs inflate with the onrush of scenery—air, mountains, trees, people. I thought, “This is what it is to be happy.”  ― Sylvia Plath

westcountry wanderings

westcountry wanderings

Accidental Avocados

How many times have I tried to grow avocados over the years? Lots (I've lost count). How many have been successful? Precisely none. Well, until now that is. Against all odds, I have not one but two plants. How did I finally crack the mystery of growing avocado plants,...

2018 Garden To-Do List

With the exception of feeding the birds, our garden has been neglected over winter. Cold blustery winds and the rain don't really inspire me to get outside much, but one of my goals for 2018 is to make my outdoor space nicer for humans as well as the wildlife so that...

“Show me again the power of the darkness, and I’ll let nothing stand in our way.” – Kylo Ren



Hi, I'm Zinzi. A 20 something staffie mum, photographer, and wildlife enthusiast living in Cornwall, England.

Passionate about conservation, exploring, natural living, and creativity. Hoping to inspire you to bring some more nature, adventure, and a little bit of magic into your life! Read more?



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