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Virginia Spiers has lived in her native Cornwall for most of her life, apart from 10 years away studying and working. She draws on family lore and traditions - her parents and grandparents were involved in farming and milling - and has a deep knowledge and love of the south-west. She is the author of Silver River — a selection of her Country diary articles with paintings by her sister, Mary Martin.
Country diary Country diary: vignettes of life across the moor. Bodmin Moor, Cornwall: A walk reveals past and present pursuits of man, and creatures wild and tame. Published: 16 Sep Country diary Country diary: a Dartmoor walk takes me back to my moment as star.
Merrivale, West Dartmoor: The tors here are magnets for spry youths as the rest of us admire the view to Bodmin. Published: 19 Aug Country diary Country diary: a peaceful walk in the crook of the river. Tamar Valley, Cornwall: Swallows, steamboats and s of old industry bring this part of the valley to life.
Published: 14 Jul Country diary Country diary: among the ancient stone of Bodmin, hawthorn spre like snow. Published: 17 Jun Country diary Country diary: copious apple blossom is at its best, but short-lived. Published: 20 May Country diary Country diary: a hospital visit, a motorway verge and the first swallow. St Dominic, Tamar Valley: The journey home is slow, but the view is a haze of primrose, celandine and alexanders.
Published: 15 Apr Country diary Country diary: strawberry fields, gone for ever.
St Dominic, Tamar valley: Land that once produced highly prized outdoor strawberries is now home to mature conifers and neglected daffodils. Published: 18 Mar Country diary Country diary: narcissi are back in flower — omens of spring. St Dominic, Tamar valley: Some old-fashioned daffodils, dating from pre, still appear in their original plots. Published: 22 Feb Country diary Country diary: the power of water in the valley.
St Dominic, Tamar valley: Rainfall may have destroyed the weir, but there are still old methods present to pump water back uphill. Published: 21 Jan Country diary Country diary: yellow gorse reflects brilliance among the withered bracken. Kit Hill, Cornwall : The setting sun fills the south flank of the hill with golden colour Mature Morwell dating Morwell a gift for lingering walkers. Published: 17 Dec Country diary Letter: Sarah Poyntz obituary. Published: 29 Nov Country diary Country diary: a waterlogged world reverting to the wild. Published: 19 Nov Country diary Country diary: the orchard is fragrant with fallen fruit.
St Dominic, Tamar valley: The best keepers among the apple varieties have been carefully gathered and stored in the mouse-proofed shed. Published: 15 Oct Country diary Country diary: the smooth river water is a mirror for the sky and woods.
St Dominic, Tamar valley: The stillness is broken only by the clacking of oars from a gig upriver. Published: 17 Sep Country diary Country diary: a fruitful stroll through the cherry orchard. St Dominic, Tamar Valley: Birds have still to gorge on this abundance, with plenty left high up, beyond our reach. Published: 16 Jul Country diary Country diary: a precipitous valley rich in life. St Dominic, Tamar Valley: Ferns overwhelm seeding bluebell and campion, while lambs are fattening by the day.
Published: 18 Jun Country diary Country diary: clear skies give quite the view. Published: 21 May Country diary Country diary: wandering deer share our self-isolation enclave. Published: 16 Apr Lanteglos-by-Fowey, Cornwall: Today in this haven, sheltered from wind roaring above tree tops, a pair of mallards dabble against the ebbing tide.
Published: 19 Mar Country diary Country diary: daffodil buds point skyward, looking for spring. Bere Alston, Tamar Valley: Fallen trees sprawl among hazel bushes, while the midday sun sidelights tall mossy trunks. Published: 20 Feb About for Virginia Spiers 1 2 3 4 … next.Mature Morwell dating Morwell
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