Today’s Pictures: 24 Mar 21

‘You can walk without going to someone.’   
Nancy Hopkins Reily

For now, I’m continuing daily shots from our walks in the local forest. Another photograph from my collection will give a wider view of the world and some of its wonders.
Sharing on social media means more people stuck indoors due to Covid-19 can enjoy the natural beauty of our world, so please do that if you’re able. Thank you. We might even restore a bit of love and respect for nature and help slow the damage we inflict on our world.

All photographs on this site are my own, unless otherwise credited. More of my pictures are here. And a small sample of my work sits under the ‘Gallery’ tab at the top of this page.

19 thoughts on “Today’s Pictures: 24 Mar 21

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  2. So beautiful Stuart and the moss is so soft looking it makes me want to lay down upon the ground and look up at the magnificent trees. This is simply gorgeous. Give Valerie a hug for me and I hope you are doing well. I am guessing your head is pretty caught up in editing your next book for your publisher. I truly hope that is going well my friend. Sending you both love. xoxoxo

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    1. Thanks, Joni. Yes, that moss carpet is inviting; softens the steps as we wander through the trees.
      Valerie is deep into her research on our family trees. She enjoys the challenge of finding new branches, but is frustrated by the inaccuracies that some users accept and take for granted, making some of her searches far more complex that they need!
      As for me; yes, busy with the second edit notes from the editors. In the past, my editors have found very little needs doing, but this book, which tackles contravertial themes, seems to be giving them a problem. My suspicion is there’s some deeply subjective thinking going on, possibly unconsciously, so I’m having to point this out, gently, and suggest they are being somewhat biased in their concerns about one character (female) but are totally unconcerned about similar actions and attitudes of another character (male). But we’ll get there eventually!

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      1. Hum very interesting my friend. I am curious. I love your female character in “The Methuselah Strain”
        I like to think there is a bit of me in her. She is a fabulous character. Sorry it is so difficult and you have to be a diplomat as well. Scott has an Uncle that has been tracing our heritage or his really for over a decade. I don’t have that kind of patience. You two have a fabulous day my friend. 🤗❤️💕

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        1. It’s great you see something of yourself in Luce; I tried to make her as representative of brave, individual, sensual, intellignet women eveywhere.
          You two get thathouse sorted and make your move happen. Stay safe and keep well.

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          1. I loved her character. She knew exactly what she wanted and how to get it.
            I also liked the power you gave her by being so self aware. She was great. I think this moving thing might be a bit of a job. There is so much more to consider as you get older. Rock on with the editing my friend as I feel sure you got the point across that you had in your mind. Hopefully it doesn’t change your goals to much. Sending hugs. ❤️🤗

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            1. The very idea of moving house now, Joni, makes me tremble! You’re right to consider how the passing years might impact on any move: stairs may become an issue, a large, demanding garden may need work beyond the capabilities of an older person.
              I hope I’ve got past the most difficult aspect of the editing, Joni. I’m 102 pages into a 186 page MS, so well over half way through. Hoping to finish it by the end of the weekend.

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              1. Tell me about it. It has created an awful lot of stress for both Scott and me. We’re going up to Asheville today to look at a house tomorrow and who knows where else we may be looking. I hope the editing goes smoothly this weekend and you can get through that I would imagine it’s a little painful. Sending you hugs and love give a hug to Valerie for me. Love Joni

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                1. Hope the viewing went well, Joni. We spent a couple of short breaks in this area and looked at over 40 houses before we found this one, the very last on our list!
                  Editing interrupted yesterday, as I had to do a bit of work for a student with learning difficulties who I help with her uni work from time to time, as she doesn’t get that support from her uni, and she’s a bright girl. Still, on with the job again today!
                  Keep safe and stay well.

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                  1. We are still in the mountains waiting to see it there is a tree that fell over the driveway. We will hopefully see some others. That is so kind of you to help this individual Stuart very gracious. Maybe you can knock that editing out today. Hugs

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                    1. Fallen trees are a fairly frequent interuption here in the forest, Joni. But we’re not usually driving and can walk round them there! Hope you’re able to get to your destination and hope you find what you’re looking for.
                      Close to finishing the editing, but had enough now, so off for something to eat.

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                    2. Thank you Stuart we are talking over 3400feet above sea level and 9 acres of land. Too many problems. So grateful we drove up as you couldn’t see any of these problems on line. Glad you are almost done with your editing. Love you guys bunches. Joni

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  4. Thanks, It’s a remnant of England’s past, Cindy, with thatched cottages overlooking a sea that once provided its inhabitants with a living. It is a rather beautiful and serene place today.


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