Today’s Pictures: 8 July 20

Sunshine on one of our regular walks. It’s hard to believe that trains ran along here as late as the 1960s.

People all over our wonderful world can’t get out and enjoy nature just now. Here, I’m trying to brighten the days for them by posting pictures of natural beauty.

Today, we have dull skies and drizzle that promises to turn to heavy rain later. So we took our walk early. But this series is here to spread joy, so the pictures are from better days.

Thatched cottages on the seafront at Porlock Weir, Dorset. Taken in April 2012.

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8 thoughts on “Today’s Pictures: 8 July 20

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  2. I am back in B.C. now and noticed that over our 2200 km drive, there has been an unusual amount of rain. Penticton is usually very dry at this time of year, but yesterday it rained. It seems that there’s lots this year – maybe the weather has been influenced by the drop in pollutants? However, I wouldn’t think there would be such an immediate reaction.
    Beautiful photos; I especially like the houses next to the sea.

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    1. That’s a long drive, Lynette. I bet you’re glad to be home.
      The climate is certainly more volatile than it used to be, and the reduction in pollutants will have had some effect. But the gradual heating we’re causing is acting more measurably in those areas of the globe where it will cause most change: the Arctic and the Antarctic. That’s causing all sorts of changes in the atmosphere, especially the jet stream, and making local weather both more extreme and less predictable, all outcomes forecast by Greenpeace as long ago as the 1980s, when I joined the organisation.
      The cottages by the sea in Dorset are quintessentially English. Dorset has a few villages that are described as ‘chocolate box’, and this is one of those.
      Enjoy your holiday, Lynette.

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      1. Yes, I remember the forecasts. And, of course, I work in the north. I am aware of how the animals have been impacted by the unpredictability of the snow and cold and the earlier springs (although this spring was late). For example, the bears can really suffer from an early spring because they wake up and then there isn’t much for them to eat. Really tragic.

        Yes, it’s long drive but we actually like it. We talk a lot without interruption and it’s relaxing for me.

        I have a very soft spot for Dorset – so lovely.

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        1. These days, if a journey is over 200 miles, we split it and stay overnight somewhere. I do all the driving and, on British roads, I find I need a break to keep up the concentration. Mind you, that’s age related. Years ago, I drove overnight from Colchester to the Isle of Skye in a Mini, 625 miles and it took 13 hours! Some wonderful scenery on the way. But that was long before the days of digital cameras, so no images on file.
          Enjoy your break.

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