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Today’s Pictures: 2 June 20

The sun is overhead now at midday, giving the forest an air of mystery as the sunlight streams through the dense canaopy.

The idea here is to brighten the day for those people isolated indoors during the Covid-19 pandemic.

One of my writing friends, having seen some of this series, sent me a poem, which he was happy for me to pass on to you. For me, it encapsulates the changes resulting from the Covid19 situation as it relates to Nature. Here it is:

Silver Linings

Through disaster she stops her pining
There may just be a silver lining 
Her lifeblood no longer quickly drains
From her old and deep and weary veins
No longer does it hurt to breathe
No smoggy air to make her wheeze
Regaining sight and through the tears
She hadn’t seen the stars for years 
Skin once wrinkled begins to heal
And younger she begins to feel
For a while, she thinks, it will be easier
As Mother Nature sits and takes a breather…

By Leon Stevens (click on this link and it’ll take you to his website).

The fishing pond I posted on 24th May. The water lilies are now floating, but the flowers are yet to appear. I’ll visit again and post a picture when they flower.
Our walk today took us into a different part of the forest. The foxgloves here have really taken over from other undergrowth.

If you find pleasure in this, please share it, so others can enjoy it, too. Thank you.

13 Responses to “Today’s Pictures: 2 June 20”

  1. jonicaggiano

    Oh I am in love with the pond, flowers and the poem certainly talks to the healing of our earth. Beautiful. Great post Stuart, truly lovely. You guys have a lovely evening. Hugs and blessings Joni. 😘🌺🌸❤️

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    • stuartaken

      Thanks, Joni. I’ll keep an eye on the lilies and post a picture here when they flower. This morning, for the first time in weeks, I’ve woken to light rain. With luck, that’ll stimulate the plants into flowring soon.

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