Virginia Spiers – Country Diaries

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Local writer Virginia Spiers is a regular contributor to the Guardian Country Diary. Many of her diaries focus on the Tamar Valley and are so evocative of the place where she has lived for most of her life.

Settle down with a cuppa and enjoy Tamar Valley life through the seasons.

February 2020 – Bere Alston  

‘Daffodil buds point skyward looking for spring’.

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/feb/20/country-diary-daffodil-buds-point-skyward-looking-for-spring

December 2019 – St Dominic

‘Few apples cling on as winter strips the trees’.

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/dec/19/country-diary-few-apples-cling-on-as-winter-strips-the-trees

August 2019 – Calstock

‘Steamboats steal the show’.

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/aug/15/country-diary-steamboats-steal-the-show-and-spark-nostalgia

June 2019 – St Dominic

‘Recent downpours have revived the pastures’.

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/jun/20/country-diary-recent-downpours-have-revived-the-pastures

April 2019 – St Dominic

‘Wildflowers spring advance’.

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/apr/18/country-diary-wild-flowers-spring-advance-st-dominic-tamar-valley

March 2019 – St Dominic

‘Narcissi spring from derelict market garden’.

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/mar/21/country-diary-narcissi-spring-from-derelict-market-garden-s-st-dominic-tamar-valley

January 2019 – Tavistock Canal – Tamar Valley

‘A walk along the water’.

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/jan/30/country-diary-a-walk-along-the-water

December 2018 – St Dominic

‘Water water everywhere’.

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/dec/19/country-diary-water-water-everywhere

November 2018 – Cotehele

‘Season of remembrance’.

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/nov/21/country-diary-season-of-remembrance

September 2018 – St Dominic

‘Abundant apples are ready for juicing’.

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/sep/19/country-diary-abundant-apples-are-ready-for-juicing

August 2018 – St Dominic

‘Hay, silage and straw will be at a premium this winter’.

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/aug/29/country-diary-hay-silage-and-straw-will-be-at-a-premium-this-winter-tamar-valley

July 2018 – St Dominic

‘Birds cherrypick their share of fruit’.

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/jul/21/country-diary-birds-cherrypick-their-share-of-fruit

May 2018 – Kit Hill and Metherell

‘Cool weather has prolonged flowering in the orchard’.

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/may/16/country-diary-cool-weather-flowering-cherry-pear-tamar-valley-devon

April 2018 – Danescombe

‘A chaffchaff sings by the papers mill’s ruins’.

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/apr/18/country-diary-trees-ruined-paper-mill-tamar-valley

March 2018 – St Dominic

‘A few floral traces of a once bountiful market garden’.

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2018/mar/21/country-diary-floral-traces-market-garden-st-dominic-tamar-valley

February 2018 – Luckett

‘No miners emerge from the dark to break the peace today’.

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/feb/21/country-diary-miners-peace-winter-scene-luckett-tamar-valley

 

This is just a selection of Virginia’s Guardian Country Diary articles and are only the most recent ones focussing on the Tamar Valley. There are more diaries to enjoy at https://www.theguardian.com/profile/virginiaspiers

 

 

 

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