Since 1987 Sarah Poyntz has bee writing a monthly diary about the Burren region of County Clare for the Country Diary column of the Guardian . Illustrated with watercolours, this journal contains a selection of these diaries. Poyntz writes about how the Burren changes through the seasons of the year. She describes in detail the animals and birds of the countryside and seashore, capturing the beauty of the rare and diverse wild flowers for which the Burren is so famous. She also speaks about her friends and neighbours and life in the village of Ballyvaughan. The quotations from poetry throughout the diaries reveal her emotional and poetic response to the special environment of the Burren.