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Lichens and tantrums at Ingra Tor
By     |    Dec 7, 2013
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Lichens and tantrums at Ingra Tor

Winter has arrived, but Izzy doesn’t seem to have noticed. For the past couple of weeks she has refused to wear anything other than a cotton dress. I’ve tried everything. I’ve tried dressing her dolls and myself with her clothes, I’ve tried begging, I’ve tried to slip a jumper over her head whilst she’s distracted, I’ve tried letting her choose her own outfit, I’ve tried calling her bluff, but when [...]

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Mosses and waterfalls
By     |    Jan 19, 2013
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Mosses and waterfalls

  11th January 2013 I hold tightly onto Izzy’s hand as she careers down the steep tree-lined valley slope, which drips with mosses, liverworts and lichens. At this point in the winter there are few flowers to be found, but the lower plants – the ferns, mosses and liverworts, as well as the wonderfully varied lichens, are resplendent and all the more impressive for the lack of any other greenery. [...]

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