8 April 2020

Melissa Harrison launched her new countryside-based podcast, The Stubborn Light of Things, this morning. The first episode was an absolute delight.

Jackdaws fossicking in the long grass as we took our early evening walk around the lanes. I prefer rooks, but find my fondness for jackdaws growing. So, surprisingly, is my fondness for the generally unloved wood pigeon.

A so-called super-moon in the late evening. In Hebden Bridge, it was veiled by hill-fog. I took some half-hearted photos, but, after a lot of digital tweaking, was able to recover far more detail that I’d expected.


By Richard Carter

Richard Carter is a writer and photo­grapher living in Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire. Website · Facebook · Twitter · Newsletter · Book

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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 […] 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’s 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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