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Now being trialled: Spinetic wind array

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See a Land Rover – and the Roundhill – in a new light

The classic Land Rover restoration people at Arkonik have put the results of their Roundhill photoshoot on line – take a look.

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A Legionnaire’s Lament, by Jon Hamp

Nothing at night seems familiar, the night jars fill my heart, in a darkness unimagined the questions slowly start. Nothing at night seems familiar, the stars are cast under a spell, if this land could speak in this empty night, … Continue reading

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Plantlife spotter’s sheets for summer

These are handy, from Plantlife. That said, there’s a great deal more than this going on in the Roundhill field.    

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Moonshot – it’s another cracker from Matt

Matt seems not entirely happy with this. He writes: I had another go at getting a full moon behind the clump yesterday but it turned out to be a bit of deja-vue. My calculations were once again off the mark … Continue reading

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The Klump: as seen from Mountain View CA

Ok: here’s my entry for photo taken from furthest away. The Computer History Museum in Mountain View, California has a multi-screen Google Earth display. It has a single control which lets you zoom with speed and ease round the world … Continue reading

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Storm damage – one beech down

“It’s just weather” is what Graham from Park Farm often says. But walking up the Roundhill on Friday evening felt apocalyptic, with rain driven in by a gale from the south west. One medium sized beech tree is down in … Continue reading

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Picnic last summer Aug 2013

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What a difference a couple of months makes…

Thanks to Phil Avery, whom I bumped into on the Clump last November, for these. He writes: I found by coincidence that the last photos I had taken were from exactly 2 months earlier in the same location. I picked … Continue reading

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This photo merits a caption competition…

What a pleasure to get this extraordinarily dramatic image sent in by photographer Pete Souster, who reports he took it from a little dirt track just off Lansdown Lane. My big sister calls this natural light effect “and God spake”. But … Continue reading

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