Today’s Pictures: 24 Dec 20 Xmas Eve

One track up, one track down on a favourite valley in the Forest of Dean.

The more people who share this post on social media, the more it will let those who are stuck indoors, due to Covid 19, enjoy it. And it’ll reach more people to show them our wonderful world. Maybe, between us, we’ll restore some love and respect for nature and slow down the damage to our environment. Thank you.

A reminder of summer warmth, here from the beach at Lyme Regis, with the Jurassic coast in the background.

Ready for Christmas?
Is it all in place
the food and too much drink
piles of papered presents
other gifts for Santa Claus
that stranger you invite into your home
the decorated tree laden with its baubles
cards from family and absent friends
carols blaring from the corner box
warmed wine spoilt through mulling
kids excited at the prospect
I wish you well for the morrow.

This track leads down to a hollow where the boar come to wallow. This was taken in November, before the leaves all fell.
Very occasionally, other people walk in our forest; well, it is open to everyone, after all.

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13 thoughts on “Today’s Pictures: 24 Dec 20 Xmas Eve

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  2. I just love that you call it “your forest” it is a blessing to you both. You visit everyday you can and you love nature. The paths are really so lovely this time of year with the floor made of colorful leaves. Love to y’all and hoping for a better New Year. 🤗💕❤️🌲🌲🦋🦋⭐️⭐️

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    1. Valerie and I often joke with each other when we see other people on the forest tracks – ‘Who’s that? Did we give them permission to venture into our forest?’ It’s a running joke with us.
      The paths were fine when I took these, Joni, but a few days of solid rain has changed that. Today was fine again and we managed a four and half mile walk. But the brook has burst its banks in the village, flooding the road in a couple of places and, rather ironically, flooding the buildings owned by the local water company!
      For three stretches totalling around two hundred and fifty yards we had to step along what was effectively a shallow stream where seasonal springs have erupted from the hills and flooded the length of one of the more popular tracks. But it was great to be out in the sunshine again. And at least we now know our new boots are waterproof!
      Have a great Xmas and all the very best for the New Year.

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      1. I think it is sweet. That is a nice long walk. How wonderful. I am glad you had sunshine to enjoy it with my friends. It is too bad about the flooding. I couldn’t help but a little giggle snuck out that it flooded the water company which wasn’t very kind of me. I am glad you had on good boots. Sounds like your day had an amazing start with your forest. I truly treasure your and Valerie’s friendship. Have an amazing weekend my kind friend. Love y’all 💕❤️🤗🦋⭐️

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