#Words and #PictureOfTheDay: 14/Feb/22

Heady days under the sun, balmy evening walks to local tavernas, and pleasant meanderings back to the adults only hotel. Those were the days! Looks like overseas holidays are no longer a simple road to ‘get away from it all’ considering the combined barriers caused by Covid and climate change. But, with the most moronic …

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Sense and Sensibility, by Jane Austen: #BookReview.

Fiction Classics/Literary Fiction288 PagesJane Austen’s first published novel ‘Sense and Sensibility’ manages to capture all her humour and dissatisfaction with the age in which she lived. I felt the language was a little more convoluted and, occasionally, more obtuse than in the better known ‘Pride and Prejudice’, making it sometimes hard work to ascertain her …

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#Words and #PictureOfTheDay: 13/Feb/22

Walking in the woodsof autumn colours and warmthwe let fall call us *****………………………….*****Some of my pictures appear in the Gallery.But, if you want images to decorate your home or office, use in calendars, greetings cards, jigsaws, advertising, or anything else you fancy in print or online, you will find more here.

#Words and #PictureOfTheDay: 12/Feb/22

The grass lies cut and dryingstriping the gentle slopeand awaiting balingto feed the beastsin the cold daysof a winterawaitingtime *****………………………….*****Some of my pictures appear in the Gallery.But, if you want images to decorate your home or office, use in calendars, greetings cards, jigsaws, advertising, or anything else you fancy in print or online, you will …

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#Words and #PictureOfTheDay: 11/Feb/22

Uneasy lies the truce between footfalls and wheels in the forest. Multitudes of narrow circles of rubber coated steel press harsh upon wet ground, forming grooves the rain cannot escape and making waterways of once sound walking paths. Slowly, those small streams erode the ground until the soil under walkers’ boots slips away to flood …

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#Words and #PictureOfTheDay: 10/Feb/22

Day’s end or night’s beginningdepends on what’s been doneor what’s intended I suppose A warm summer’s day comesto a close softly lit by a moonfull of the promise of pleasure Gently the evening wavessettle to ripple a surface of calmsharing colours of dusk with a Sky yet blue as a summer daysets an evening gull …

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#Words and #PictureOfTheDay: 09/Feb/22

Rugged beauty defies the violence of the sea that made it here on the coast of Devon. The landscape is indifferent to its influences, but humanity is blessed with an ability to detect the abstract quality we call natural beauty. Probably, such appreciation was initially an essential component of our make-up, a spur to make …

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#Words and #PictureOfTheDay: 08/Feb/22

This is a regular beginning to many of our walks in the Forest of Dean. It’s one of the popular ways into the trees, as can be seen by the numerous footsteps through the sprinkling of seasonal snow. Many of the trees here are reaching the end of their natural lives, and the Forestry Commission …

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#Words and #PictureOfTheDay: 07/Feb/22

Malham Cove, a 300-foot-high limestone cliff, remnant of an Ice Age waterfall, is a magnet for walkers, climbers, and artists. The beck, all that remains of the once powerful river, has sunk underground and now emerges as a small stream from the base of the cliff. We walked the well-marked route from the village and …

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Poem and #PictureOfTheDay: 06/Feb/22

So many tourist feet stepon the coast at St Tropezso few eyes rest on thefaded walls of its Citadellecaptured instead bypossible sights ofthose strange beingscalled celebrities *****………………………….*****Some of my pictures appear in the Gallery.But, if you want images to decorate your home or office, use in calendars, greetings cards, jigsaws, advertising, or anything else you …

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Poem and #PictureOfTheDay: 05/Feb/22

Gentle flows the brookover soft falls of hiddenrock rounded by time *****………………………….*****Some of my pictures appear in the Gallery.But, if you want images to decorate your home or office, use in calendars, greetings cards, jigsaws, advertising, or anything else you fancy in print or online, you will find more here.

Poem and #PictureOfTheDay: 04/Feb/22

Wide the skies of early summerblue feathered with white puffsof promised rain to comefor crops emerging fromflat furrowed fieldsto make the food we crave*****………………………….*****Some of my pictures appear in the Gallery.But, if you want images to decorate your home or office, use in calendars, greetings cards, jigsaws, advertising, or anything else you fancy in print …

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Poem and #PictureOfTheDay: 03/Feb/22

Blanketed by delicate flakes of whitecrystal sparkles scatteredfine fibres of drowned grassstand proud pointing to thesun that brings them life*****………………………….*****Some of my pictures appear in the Gallery.But, if you want images to decorate your home or office, use in calendars, greetings cards, jigsaws, advertising, or anything else you fancy in print or online, you will …

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Poem and #PictureOfTheDay: 02/Feb/22

Gentle waves wash atchalk scattered sands that liebeneath birthing cliffs *****………………………….*****Some of my pictures appear in the Gallery.But, if you want images to decorate your home or office, use in calendars, greetings cards, jigsaws, advertising, or anything else you fancy in print or online, you will find more here.

Poem and #PictureOfTheDay: 01/Feb/22

Stately oaks line thepath in its sinuous courseto a place not known *****………………………….*****Some of my pictures appear in the Gallery.But, if you want images to decorate your home or office, use in calendars, greetings cards, jigsaws, advertising, or anything else you fancy in print or online, you will find more here.