Shining Swan © Colin Tracy
Sunset on Chesil Beach © Phil Matthews
Poppies at Poundbury © Colin Tracy
Chesil Beach and Portland from Abbotsbury © Phil Matthews
Power of the sea West Dorset Coast © Colin Tracy
Leaves at Abbotsbury Gardens © Phil Matthews
Blue Butterfly © Colin Tracy
The beach and cliffs at West Bay © Phil Matthews
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What people do in February.

February 3rd 2014

A Colin Tracy original.

Walking the dog on the Jurassic Coast in February has meant muddy fields that suck at my wellies and a wind that tries to tear off my glasses. We have bought replacement fence panels and  posts but until the wind drops, putting them up would be like trying to fly huge wooden kites.

Local photographer Colin Tracy’s image of surf at West Bay, shows what the wind can do to the sea.

Ali has been busy with the Seville oranges. stirring a warm pot of fragrant sweet citrus and producing jars of golden preserve seems a great thing to be doing in this weather. Click here for a taste of Ali’s home made Seville marmalade.

It is snowdrop season.  Is this a perfect snowdrop?

For some of the best snowdrops visit Kingston Lacy this month.

Sat indoors, we are planning a small orchard this year. We hope to pick up the trees on Thursday, but will have to shelter them under the hedge until the weather improves. Our Kimmeridge clay soil is great for making pots, but is so waterlogged that working it is impossible. The thought of picking sun warmed apples and plums straight from the tree floats through my head, but gets blown away the moment I go out of the door.

Chris. Feb 2014

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