Today’s Pictures: 19 Feb 21

A picnic area by the River Wye

‘There is this to be said for walking: it’s the one mode of human locomotion by which a man proceeds on his own two feet, upright, erect, as a man should be, not squatting on his rear haunches like a frog.’     Edward Abbey

A steep climb

With the daily shot from my local forest, I’m including a shot of the wider world, not always entirely ‘natural’, to provide a wider view of the world and its wonders.

Share on social media so we’ll reach more people stuck indoors due to Covid-19. Who knows, between us, we might also restore some love and respect for nature and slow down the damage we inflict on our world? Thank you.

Olive trees in Florence.

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15 thoughts on “Today’s Pictures: 19 Feb 21

    1. The stone block to the left of the picture is a bar-b-que grill, Noelle, so visitors can have hot food here if they wish. Most of them also tidy up after their visits, which is a welcome feature.
      Italy, of course, is home to millions of olive trees, and their olive oil is a feature of so much of their delicious food.

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    1. Thanks, Victoria. It’s usually a serene spot, but can get busy with families on summer weekends. The building on the bank above the end of the river on the photo is a youth hostel. It’s a pleasant walk along the river and across an old railway bridge to reach it.
      The benches are a pleasant place to sit and watch the river flow past, sometimes with swans, geese, ducks and other water fowl, and sometimes with canoeists.

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    1. The trees line what was once a cart track leading up into the forest, carting stone, coal and iron ore. There’s a lovely little stream running down the valley to the right of the picture, too. And no sign now of the work done here over 100 years ago. Good old Nature, eh?

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    1. Nature has reclaimed this patch of riverbank, Brenda. 100 years or so ago it was a busy wharf, serving river traffic transporting coal, iron ore and stone from local quarries. Now it’s a tranquil space used by visitors for picnics and as a base from which to swim in the river. Canoeists have a spot they can tie up their boats to come up ot dry land, too.

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