Author: Francine Davies

  Thank you Pebbles! Not an early start but still peaceful walking the dog this morning.  Plenty of chatter from the birds on the Common but blending in with the breeze. A family had beaten me into the water so I set up camp at the other end...

 EarlySwim Up at 5.30am and in the sea by 6.30am.  Only the birds and fishermen were out. It was misty and still.  What a difference a few hours makes to the sounds that greet us on our walks. The Seagulls were quiet just swooping around me.  The...

😂👀Nature- The Playful Joker👀😂 Sometimes when I wake up I can hear the roar of the sea. It’s exciting to hear and immediately makes me wonder what is going on outside. On these occasions I always get up really quickly, imagining that it must be...

For nearly a year I’ve been reading a study about the emotional, behavioural, psychological, and physical connections that keep humans fascinated by water in its many forms. The study is called Blue Mind: How Water Makes You Happier, More Connected and Better at What You...

Audio-The Ogs and The Ogres of Ogmore by SeaFrancine Davies Ogmore by Sea, along the Heritage Coastline, Vale of Glamorgan is my Creative Place. Time spent in this beautiful, coastal environment has inspired in me many creative responses. Profile picture for user Creative Cardiff Posted by: Creative...

Birds on Strike!   The Ogs overslept because the Dawn chorus didn’t happen!   [caption id="attachment_2252" align="aligncenter" width="300"] No dawn chorus to wake up the Ogs![/caption]   The Robins, blackbirds and thrushes who normally start the day did not sing.  The wood pigeons, wrens and warblers did not follow on from...

The Misunderstood Pirate By Francine Davies And The Ogs The Ogs are a Registered Trademark No. 2622780.  Copyright Francine Davies   There is also an audio version of this on you tube.  If you would like to listen to that please press here   The pebbles chattered as the sea rolled them in. The air...

‘Everyone wants to be remembered’ by Francine Davies © 2012 The Ogs are a registered trademark No. 2622780 There is also an audio version of this story on YouTube.  If you would like to listen please press here: https:// youtu.be/yw3CsQ9jL9U   Mammoth thought he was the first up on this fine...

[caption id="attachment_452" align="aligncenter" width="300"] "Don't Forget to Hug Trees" A painting from Francine Davies' Iceland Series. Currently on show at Crafts by the Sea, Ogmore by Sea, Vale of Glamorgan.[/caption]   Don't Forget to Hug Trees It is not unheard of in our family to hear someone say...