Today’s Picture: 22 Oct 20

A brief respite from the wet weather today, bringing us bright sunshine. The next three days are forecast to be wet and windy. So, we took full advantage and set off after breakfast for our walk.

We managed a four-mile saunter through the forest, and saw not another soul the entire time, which suited us very well. Our only company came in the form of grey squirrels leaping from tree to tree, small songbirds flitting among the branches, and occasional glimpses of buzzards on the wing heard through their distinctive keeing calls long before we sometimes managed to get a brief sight of them through the tree canopy. Our route took us up climbs totalling 210 feet, usually in short, steep stages. More trees are turning now, but the oaks, in particular, are clinging to their foliage, which is still mostly green.

So, two sunny pictures today. One taken in an oak plantation here in the forest, and the other taken in September 2010 on a walk in the Greek island of Rhodes. Enjoy!

If you’re visiting this blog, please be generous to those who can’t escape their own four walls at present, and share this post widely with them on social media, so they can enjoy it. It will also reach more people and hopefully remind them what a wonderful place this world is. Perhaps that might help restore some love and respect for nature and slow down our destructive urge to ruin the environment. Thank you.

8 thoughts on “Today’s Picture: 22 Oct 20

  1. Pingback: Today’s Picture: 22 Oct 20 | In the Net! – Stories of Life and Narcissistic Survival

  2. Lovely my dear friend. I don’t know why I am not able to see your posts under notifications anymore. I chatted with WordPress and they told me it was possible it was my VPN connection. I turned that off and I am not seeing many of the people I follow. Also my like button is turning off. Sorry I am on a rant but I have missed three post again. I enjoyed reading about your walk as well. Hope you are both having a wonderful week. Love y’all. 🤗💕❤️Joni

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    1. Technology is so wonderful, when it works, Joni. But it’s a real pain when it doesn’t! Hope you get to the bottom of the problem; mind you, if experience is any guide, it’ll probably just sort itself out over time. Keep safe and stay well.

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      1. We had to take the VPN off. Tomorrow my honey is going to take a look at everything and help me figure it out. He was busy yesterday. You really do climb some steeper areas to get great shots of those beautiful old trees. It is hard to tell how tall they are. We use to carry walking sticks when we walk up y’all hills in WA State. I do miss walking in the wilderness. You two take care of each other. Love y’all ❤️❤️Joni

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        1. Good luck with the techie issue, Joni.
          We often climb; Valerie loves heights. I’m a big scardycat when up high. The trees are up to around 80 feet high.
          Keep safe and stay well.

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          1. Valerie sounds like a lot of fun. We are so fortunate to be in love and have so much fun with our spouses.

            Eighty feet sounds very tall. I hope those trees outlive so much more history. Hugs you two. Love ❤️ J

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