Today’s Picture: 18 May 20

This morning, we climbed the steep track up the opposite side of the valley. Here, some of the oldest trees live on the steep slope. The idea here is to brighten the day for those people confined indoors during the Covid-19 pandemic. Many years ago, there were cottages among the trees here; they had no …

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Today’s Picture: 17 May 20

In this part of the forest, it's easy to walk wherever the moods takes you; there are some tracks, but never any need to follow them. It's possible to feel really at one with Nature here. I began this series with pictures taken on our daily forest walks. The hope then, as now, was to …

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Today’s Picture: 16 May 20

Early morning sunlight rises over the tree tops and sends a beam across a single tree. This series began with pictures taken on our daily forest walks. The intention then, as now, was to brighten the day for those confined indoors during the Covid-19 pandemic. In the UK, the rules on outdoor activities have been …

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Today’s Picture: 15 May 20

This series began with pictures taken on our daily forest walks. My intention then, as now, to brighten the day for those confined indoors during the Covid-19 pandemic. Here, in the UK, the authorities have relaxed rules on outdoor activities, allowing people to travel away from home for exercise. However, such freedom is not global, …

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Finding the #Write #Words? No. 31: The Little Red Writing Book

Continuing the description of books on words and language listed in the introductory post, which you’ll find here. Book 31: The Little Red Writing Book Paperback, 160 pages. Published in 2007 by Writer’s Digest Books. This is the edition I own and I can’t recall what I paid for it. You can buy it new …

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Today’s Picture: 14 May 20

Young trees in the sun, their older relatives capture the light only on their crowns. This series started with pictures taken on our forest walks. The intention was to brighten the day for those confined inside during the Covid-19 pandemic. Here, in the UK, the authorities have now relaxed outdoor activities to allow people to …

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Today’s Picture: 13 May 20

In the oak grove. This series started with pictures taken on our forest walks. The intention was to brighten the day for those confined inside during the Covid-19 pandemic. Here, in the UK, the authorities have now relaxed outdoor activities to allow people to travel away from their immediate area for exercise. That probably means …

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Today’s Picture: 12 May 20

From shadow into light. Pictures taken on our forest walks, to brighten the day for those confined inside. Here, in the UK, the authorities have relaxed outdoor activities to allow people to travel away from their immediate area for exercise. That probably means a lot of travel and more people in our forest. I’ll continue …

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Love Your Fear, by Joel Schueler: #BookReview.

I came across Joel Schueler via a post on LinkedIn. From that, I went to look at his work on Amazon and discovered ‘Love Your Fear’. As usual, I used their useful ‘Look Inside’ feature to gain an insight into the style and content. I suffered ME/CFS for ten years and, although now rid of …

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Today’s Picture: 11 May 20

Pictures taken on our forest walk to brighten the day, especially for those confined inside. Something a little different today; a shot taken from the top of the hill of the village surrounded by the forest. And a shot on the way to the top. If you enjoy this, please share it, so others can …

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Today’s Picture: 10 May 20

An old forest road. Pictures taken on our forest walk to brighten the day, especially for those confined inside. If you enjoy this, please share it, so others can enjoy it, too. Thank you.

Today’s Picture: 09 May 20

Pictures taken on our forest walk to brighten the day, especially for those confined inside. And, today, a lovely walk, captured as a photo essay, to celebrate my 72nd birthday. The morning sun flares through the canopy. From the narrow track, we come to a wider 'forest road'. This shaded, narrow track is so steep …

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Finding the #Write #Words? No. 30: The Last Word

Continuing the description of books on words and language listed in the introductory post, which you’ll find here. Book 30: The Last Word. Hardback, 312 pages. Published in 2009 by Bloomsbury Publishing Plc. This is the edition I own and I can’t recall what I paid for it, because it was one of a bundle …

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Today’s Picture: 08 May 20

A day of sunny periods, today. Luckily, I caught some of that sunshine with my phone. Pictures of the outdoors to brighten the day, especially for those confined inside. If you enjoy this, please share it, so others can enjoy it, too. Thank you.

Today’s Picture: 07 May 20

Unusual to see a copper beech in the forest. This one is breaking the mould. Pictures of the outdoors to brighten the day, especially for those confined inside. The entrance to one of the valleys we enjoy walking. If you enjoy this, please share it, so others can enjoy it, too. Thank you.