Today’s Pictures: 21 Nov 20

An old lane in the Forest of Dean

Thanks for visiting this blog. Please be generous to those imprisoned by the Covid crisis 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.

The clear waters of a lake on the Greek island of Crete, with a mountain background. Taken July 2011.

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17 thoughts on “Today’s Pictures: 21 Nov 20

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    1. Thanks Joni. My hope in sharing these images, apart from giving some joy to people stuck inside due to Covid, is to share enjoyment of the beauty of nature so as many people as possible become aware of, and concerned for, our world, and are therefore more likely to act to preserve rather than destroy it. Your comments help that process.

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      1. Yes I know and we too love nature. It was a very kind thing for you to do. I posted yesterdays on twitter I just loved that gorgeous lake. That was a great photograph. We have a garden, use rain barrels and compost. We generate no more than one garbage can of trash a year the rest is composted, or recycled. We give a lot of goodies from the garden away. My husband has a real green thumb. He has planted so many trees in our yard that the back yard which is about a half acre is completely treed and natural. The front yard is also treed and we have a large butterfly and bee garden. The rest of our land is all trees. It isn’t as beautiful as your forest but it is pretty special. I love how much my husband works toward keeping all poisons away from our yard. Ticks are a real problem here in the south so we can’t just go walking through the woods. I miss doing that in the Northwest, we went walking and on some pretty intense mountain paths as well. Have an amazing day my friends. Love Joni

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        1. All this comes as no surprise, Joni. You clearly have a big heart, and Scott is obviously a man of generous nature and concern for the environment. We don’t have the garden space you are able to cultivate, as this is, after all, England: a small island with a population too large for the land available. But we have a wild slope at the end of our patch, with five mature hazel trees growing, and we plant to encourage bees, and feed the wild birds.
          Like you, our rubbish is miniscule in comparison with most, and we recycle everything we can’t re-use.
          There are ticks here in the forest, too. But they tend to be on the bracken, so we keep clear of that during its growing time. It’s all dead now, so safe to walk through again. Yesterday, we walked nearly five miles and today we visited a wonderful disused quarry buried deep within the trees, up a steep slope. That was around four miles.
          We think Valerie spotted a pine marten today; they’ve introduced around sixty to the forest to curb the grey squirrel population, which damages the trees and keeps the native red squirrels unable to survive.
          Keep safe and stay well.

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          1. Oh thank you for sharing all of this how interesting. Thank you also for your kind words. I had to look up the Pine Martin as I told Scott as I thought it might be a tree but I didn’t know how that could change the squirrel population. A member of the weasel family. How fascinating as they don’t know for sure how these three species relate but we found some interesting articles. They are really pretty animals. I bet your hazel trees make for lots of happy creators. You two stay safe too. Love you two. Joni ❤️

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            1. Our hazels are a habitat for small birds, Joni. So far, in the nearly six years we’ve lived here, we haven’t had a single nut from the trees; the squirrels pinch them all! Still, they’re fun to watch, so no real issue.

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