“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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Autumn, My Love…

Autumn, My Love…

The weather has been all over the place recently and honestly, it hasn't felt much like summer since the heat wave we had back in June, at least not where I am. The rowan tree across the street has been covered in berries for a few weeks already, and I've seen no...

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When Pugs Fly… Creatures of the Night

With it being too hot to do anything much during the daytime recently, and feeling inspired by the flutterings of micro moths in my bedroom, I've decided to embrace the darkness. I've always loved the night. Perhaps it's something to do with being a moon sign, or...

Simple Ways You Can Help Wildlife in a Heatwave

With temperatures as hot as it is today in Cornwall, it's important to keep the wildlife in mind. If you're wilting in the sun so is everything else! Whilst we cool down by sweating, many animals don't have any sweat glands and need to find other ways of beating the...

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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...

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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

When Pugs Fly… Creatures of the Night

With it being too hot to do anything much during the daytime recently, and feeling inspired by the flutterings of micro moths in my bedroom, I've decided to embrace the darkness. I've always loved the night. Perhaps it's something to do with being a moon sign, or...

Simple Ways You Can Help Wildlife in a Heatwave

With temperatures as hot as it is today in Cornwall, it's important to keep the wildlife in mind. If you're wilting in the sun so is everything else! Whilst we cool down by sweating, many animals don't have any sweat glands and need to find other ways of beating the...

“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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