They had a short feature about Hope Bourne, a lady who lived a very self-sufficient life on Exmoor for many years. She died, I think they said, in 2010 and left all her paintings and sketches to the Exmoor Society.
I first heard of her way back in the early 1980s when I found her book "Wild Harvest" while we were on holiday in Minehead.
For much of her life she lived in a tiny caravan, shot game to eat, grew vegetables, walked everywhere, wrote and painted. A way of life that would be difficult now.
I found two more of her books more recently.
If you come across them anywhere they are worth a look especially "Wild Harvest"
I'm very pleased to see the frog spawn in the mini pond.
|Blackthorn blossom has been around inland for a couple of weeks but only now appearing here.|
|New leaves appearing on the willow hedge between the campsite areas|
|Leaves appearing on the gooseberry bushes|
|Poor photo and I can't remember the name of the shrub - Escalonia?|