Today’s Pictures: 16 Apr 21

‘As for myself, I walk abroad o’ nights
And kill sick people groaning under walls:’
Christopher Marlowe, The Jew of Malta

Daily photographs from our local forest will continue here until the end of April. I’m adding another from my collection to show more of the world and its wonders. I’ll probably replace this series with single pictures from my files, once it’s run its course.
If shared on social media, more people will be able to enjoy the natural beauty of our world, so please do that if you can. Thank you.

All photographs here are my own, unless otherwise credited. More of my pictures can be found here. And a small sample of my work lives under the ‘Gallery’ tab, top of this page.

29 thoughts on “Today’s Pictures: 16 Apr 21

    1. I wanted to have a quote for each day until the end of the month and I’d run out of those I had found online. I did a manual search of my copy of the Oxford Dictionary of Quotations, seeking quotes using ‘walk’, walked’ and ‘walking’, Anneli. This quote came from there. I’d decided from the start of this not to censor or exclude a quote I may have had doubts about, since I felt it better to leave such judgment to the reader. Even so, in the end, I had insufficient quotes and then had to search some of my own work to find something suitable.

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        1. I hadn’t seen it as a criticism, Anneli, but a valid query that deserved an explanation. The quotes have resulted in a few replies, which, as you say, means some people are actually reading them!

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    1. I have a great affection for the seaside, Lynette, having lived on the clifftop overlooking the North Sea and walked to school along the beach as a young child. Those happy days remain with you for life.

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      1. Agreed. I used to spend a lot of time alone (I wanted to; I am an introvert, although I didn’t know that then) as a child, wandering the local beaches where I grew up, looking at interesting things on the sand and in the tidal pools. It was great.

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        1. I, too, am essentially an introvert, as is Valerie. Lynette. We describe ourselves as ‘antigregarian’ rather than ‘antisocial’, as we prefer our own company. We are independently interdependent!
          Those walks along the beach as a child seem to have gifted you and I with the same sort of curiosity about wildlife.

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          1. Antigregarian – that’s a great descriptor! Michael and I are similar, independently interdependent. It’s not that we don’t socialise; we do, but in short bits, small numbers and for the most part, with people we know well.

            I would agree that all those hours spent exploring on the beach definitely contributed to my curiosity!

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  2. Hi ya my friend, I could not comment on your our Brenda’s early post. Did you get a lot of rain, that is a beautiful and feisty flow of water down inside the olden ones in the forest. So beautiful! Hope your editing is going better now and that you are hitting it hard. Certainly not my favorite thing to do. Sending love to you and Valerie.
    Hugs, Joni

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    1. Not my favourite part of writing, either, Joni. But I stick a positive spin on it by considering it as a way to make the work as good as it can be. Still at it, but approaching the end now!
      You and Scott keep safe and stay well.

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        1. Oh, Valerie is always supportive, Joni. And she also acts as my primary beta reader: good memory, excellent knowledge of English language and it’s wide range of grammatical rules! She once spotted something vital in one of my books. It was the second in the fantasy series and she mentioned I couldn’t have a particular character carry out a specific task. When I asked her why, she reminded me I’d killed him off in book 1. Serious embarrassment avoided!

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          1. I know you mentioned this before and I have to
            admit I let out a laugh.
            Thank goodness for wife’s that love their husbands and want them to succeed and vice versa. Valerie sounds like an intricate part of the process. Bless
            Her heart. You two enjoy the rest of your weekend my friends. Love to you both. 🤗❤️💕⭐️

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            1. Valerie’s birthday today, Joni. We can’t go out for a meal yet, so she’s going to go to her lawn bowls club and do some bowling in the fresh air. We’ll celebrate with fizz tonight.

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              1. Oh happy, happy birthday Valerie – may your life be filled with love and wonders. May you and Stuart have an amazing evening celebrating your birth. Love to you both!!


    1. Yes, Mohamad, the sound of falling water in the quiet of the forest is always a surprisingly calming sound. This particular stream has a number of small falls as it flows down the valley. Not easy to access, though. But worth the effort.

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  3. Wow! That stream is super fast flowing. It would be cool to just sit by it and enjoy the relief of the cool water. I like the beach, but afraid it will be crowded much of the time. The out of the way beaches are more peaceful.

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    1. It’s lovely to walk through the forest and come across the streams. most are quite slow moving, except for after a storm. This one is more or less seasonal, and flows fast in winter but sometimes dries up completely in summer. I agree about the sound.

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