Today’s Pictures: 20 Apr 21

‘Swiftly walk o’er the western wave,
Spirit of the night.’
Percy Bysshe Shelley

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.

12 thoughts on “Today’s Pictures: 20 Apr 21

  1. Pingback: Today’s Pictures: 20 Apr 21 | In the Net! – Pictures and Stories of Life

    1. I always love to see curves in tracks and trails, Lynette, they match nature so well.
      The island has a calm and serene air about it now, but I doubt it was very serene when occupied. But the colony served its purpose and gave some very sick people a stable and sheltered home where they were properly cared for.

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  2. I remember seeing the island of Molokai from a distance and wondering how it must be for those people who were isolated there with leprosy. I just checked it out and found out that there are still a few (maybe 6?) people there between the ages of 73 and 92, and when they are gone, the plan is to open the island to tourism. Hmm…. It must have been awful for those poor people. I didn’t know about the colony on Crete.

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      1. I just had a look for info about it and although the number of cases is way down, there are still 209,000 cases globally, most of those in India and Brazil, but not exclusively. At least there is treatment now, and the disease is understood better than it once was.

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        1. True; it no longer bears the stigma it used to, although I suspect there is still some of that in some backward rural communities. Perhaps, like smallpox, it will one day be eradicated.

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  3. The two sentinels appear to be guarding the curving road to where? The amazing blue water of Crete may have been calming to the poor Lepers of yesteryear. I was happy to learn that it can be cured now, but there is one colony in Hawaii.

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    1. The track leads, eventually, to an isolated house, but the path folllows the same route for a reasonable distance and then leaves the track to enter the forest further up the hill, Brenda.
      Yes, the leper colony in Spinalonga closed in the 1950’s. Victoria Hislop’s ‘The Island’ gives a wonderfully moving account of the colony. Well worth reading.

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