#Words and #PictureOfTheDay: 17/May/22

A forest pool. White water feeds pool Slowed by unseen bars ahead Wildlife drinks here now (((((((((((----)))))))))) These posts were scheduled to maintain the series while I’m offline. I can’t respond to comments, likes, follows, or questions. But, please interact. I’ll try to catch up on my return. In future, I’ll post a picture once …

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#Words and #PictureOfTheDay: 16/May/22

Bourts Inclosure, Forest of Dean. Dark under shadows soft ground hides heavy footsteps paced by lone walkers (((((((((((----)))))))))) These posts were scheduled to continue the series, as I’m offline at present. I can’t respond to comments, likes, follows, or questions. But, please interact. I’ll do my best to catch up with everything on my return. …

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#Words and #PictureOfTheDay: 15/May/22

Path through mature beech trees. Green is the spring Fresh the growth Tall the trees Dappled the path Where many feet Have trod (((((((((((----)))))))))) These posts were scheduled to continue the series. I’m offline now, so can’t respond to comments, likes, follows, or questions. Please interact. I’ll do my best to catch up with everything …

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#Words and #PictureOfTheDay: 14/May/22

A brook in the Forest of Dean. The water flowing here in a small brook originates in hills some miles away and runs through an enclosure fenced off to protect our beavers, an experiment in water management to prevent future flooding of the village the stream eventually flows through on its way to the River …

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#Words and #PictureOfTheDay: 13/May/22

Beech saplings in the Forest of Dean. Young trees sprout the fresh green of spring as they line a wandering path through the Forest of Dean. Walkers and mountain bikers have made this track over the years. Sometimes, if it’s quiet, deer can be seen here. They’ll stop grazing and look across with curiosity rather …

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#Words and #PictureOfTheDay: 12/May/22

A Fishing Pond. Windless the day Still the trees Mirror calm the pond Reflecting the life Surrounding its banks. (((((((((((----)))))))))) I’m offline till 19th May, so can’t respond to comments, likes, follows, or questions. Please interact. I’ll do my best to catch up with everything on my return. In future, I’ll be posting a picture …

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#Words and #PictureOfTheDay: 11/May/22

Porlock on a May Day. The small seaside town of Porlock sits on a dip in the coast of Dorset. Moorland rises on either side. The sea forms a wide, shallow bay with a beach. It’s a quiet place, or it was when we visited midweek in early May some years ago. It’s one of …

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#Words and #PictureOfTheDay: 10/May/22

English Bicknor. A very English landscape here in Gloucestershire. On the day I took this, we walked 7 miles and barely saw another soul. That would be sad for many. But Valerie and I enjoy our own company and the serenity of an undisturbed walk. For parts of this one, we had to use narrow …

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#Words and #PictureOfTheDay: 09/May/22

A Favourite Path through the Forest of Dean. Today, I tip over into 74 years, so I thought I’d treat myself with a picture of one of my favourite paths through the forest. I can’t define why this particular sloping trail through the tall pines so readily speaks to me, but it does. In a …

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#Words and #PictureOfTheDay: 08/May/22

Fresh Green Growth. At this time of the year, the forest renews itself, the trees sprouting their new growth with fresh green leaves to brighten the days and bring pleasure to those with time to dwell a short time among them. Their slow growth and their stillness, their silent root-based communications, and their experience of …

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#Words and #PictureOfTheDay: 07/May/22

A small brook in the Forest of Dean. Tumble down Run wild and free Carve out your own way Unconfined by man’s vain wishes And take your fresh waters Down to an ever-waiting sea So distant you know not of its existence But still you flow Your destination unknown to you A little like so …

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#Words and #PictureOfTheDay: 06/May/22

Flamborough Head, East Yorkshire. Flamborough Head, a chalk headland in East Yorkshire, supports a small village that once relied on fishing for its existence. Now it’s a dormitory for nearby large towns, and the site of a nationally respected bird sanctuary. The underlying chalk foundation was created when the land lay beneath the waves in …

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#Words and #PictureOfTheDay: 05/May/22

An oak grove in the Forest of Dean. Oaks, those trees most considered British by so many, have built warships, cargo vessels, churches, schools, cottages, furniture, coastal defences, and so much more. Here, in a grove under May sunshine, they grow slowly, harbouring many different lifeforms, giving shade, and providing a beautiful location for a …

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#Words and #PictureOfTheDay: 04/May/22

Beech trees in the Forest of Dean Dappled May sunshine on a narrow path winding between beech trees in the Forest of Dean (((((((((((----)))))))))) I’m offline till 19th May, so can’t respond to comments, likes, follows, or questions. But please interact and I’ll do my best to catch up with everything on my return. Also, …

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#Words and #PictureOfTheDay: 03/May/22

Footpath Through Bourts Inclosure in the Forest of Dean Afternoon sunlight sneaks through the narrow gap in the canopy to brighten the early leaves of deciduous trees coming to life after a long winter rest among the firs, pines and larches. (((((((((((----)))))))))) I’m offline till 19th May, so can’t respond to comments, likes, follows, or …

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