On the move to the Moors and the seaside.

On the move again… arriving on May 7th 2017 in (a beautiful synchronicity!)

Avalon 81 East Street TQ13 7AL Ashburton Newton Abbot Devon UK

Here are a few impressions of Dartmoor, summer/autumn 2016:

A view on Horrabridge Dartmoor
The area of Whistman’s Wood on Dartmoor
The area of Whistman’s Wood on Dartmoor
A stone cross near Moorshop Dartmoor

A few impressions of my first year in the UK:

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 The picture above is a springtime 2016 view to the North on the village valley      from a lane. The picture below is the little wood,with lots of wild garlic and         bluebells in springtime, where I took Oswald often with me, a neighbour’s dog    who became great friend .                                                                            


The Wells Bishop’s Palace cat on his high seat. I’ve worked as a volunteer in the communal garden of the Palace and I felt a bit sad, leaving that beautiful place.

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This little lovely green bird flew against my window and sat dazed and concussed for 20 minutes on my terrace. I watched it from a safe distance and had to encourage it      to make a move, when it found its bearings again.                  

It looked at me sideways with a bright eye, moved its wings and…. off it went on its green wings, steady. I felt so relieved, after hearing 2 small birds fly against my window to their death, holding them in my hands  until they lay silent. It’s a mystery  to me, how small birds, with their fragile structure of bones and airy fairy feathers, are able to fly.

It’s good to live in Devon UK and wonderful to live in mystery, it’s why I live near Dartmoor.  See how it looks like, also the lanes with old trees entwined, forming a tunnel of greens:

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There’s charm in all seasons on Dartmoor, with its changing light and colours. An empty vast landscape without a sound is magical to me, also the wide open sky with massive cloud formations. May 2017 I will live near Dartmoor again.

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This is a canal in Tavistock, where long ago boats were towed by horses, transporting ingots of tin copper, lime and  stone.                                                        
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A beautiful display of flowers against a South facing stonewall of a Victorian garden