16 May 2019

路 Wirral 路

A visit to my lifelong friend Carolyn. I was recently sent a review copy of the book The Good Bee by Alison Benjamin & Brian McCallum. I enjoyed it very much, and thought Carolyn would too as she keeps bees, so I brought her my review copy. I also decided to grab some video footage of a couple of Carolyn鈥檚 bee hives to include in my review. This turned out to be a spectacularly stupid idea. As I approached the nearest hive, the bees, which are apparently close to swarming, immediately went into attack mode, stinging me on the cheek, and causing me to lose my glasses in a huge patch of nettles. It took Carolyn and me (by now, in beekeeper suits) 20 minutes to recover them. Fortunately, the video footage survives:

We later drove to nearby Burton and took a walk through the fields and woods. I鈥檇 not walked this particular route before. It was very bucolic.

Carolyn and Minnie
Carolyn and Minnie

By Richard Carter

Richard Carter is a writer and photo颅grapher living in Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire. WebsiteFacebookTwitterNewsletterBook

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Carter is an entertaining and well-read author. His work is filled with poetry, literature, history, and wider theoretical discussions and the humour is never forced upon the reader [鈥 Bookshops are filled these days with books about nature. Few of them understand that nature is an interaction between human society and the wider world. Richard Carter鈥檚 walks and rumination remind us of the connectivity between all things, and they might lead you up a path, onto a moor and a walk to touch a trig point.
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