I am Melanie; a Dartmoor wayfarer. The idea of creating a blog, is to connect with kindred spirits through the medium of my writing and my photography.
Occasionally, I walk with a group called, ‘The Beanies’ – wherein my prefix name is ‘Raven’ Bean, because I get excited whenever I see – or hear Corvus corax, the Common Raven; the Raven is my spiritual bird. It is always such a thrill to encounter one of these elusive, intelligent birds – while I’m out walking on the Moor – or even to find without looking, a black feather. After several years – walking in Dartmoor’s wilderness – I have gathered quite a collection of Corvus corax ‘calling cards’. I keep them as mementos – in a pot beside my computer, like writing quills – where they quietly evoke thoughts and memories of my walks – and experiences out on the Moor.
(My photographs can be enlarged by just clicking on them.)
The internet is infinitely more vast than Dartmoor – so by whatever miracle – or link you have stumbled upon, that has brought you here…I hope you enjoy what you find also.