#Words and #PictureOfTheDay: 11/May/22

The small seaside town of Porlock sits on a dip in the coast of Dorset. Moorland rises on either side. The sea forms a wide, shallow bay with a beach. It’s a quiet place, or it was when we visited midweek in early May some years ago. It’s one of those places that, from a distance, appears unchanged by the passage of time. Our second visit took us close as we travelled back to our rented holiday home. We stopped in a car park at the top of a hill and bought ice-cream from a van. There were no other vehicles. As we returned to our car, the dark clouds that had been threatening suddenly drove fierce rain to bounce off the surface of the car park. We sat and ate our confection and soon the sun came out, forming a rainbow over the bay. Such is the spring weather in England.

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I’m offline till 19th May, so can’t respond to comments, likes, follows, or questions. But please interact and I’ll do my best to catch up with everything on my return. Also, this month will see the last of the daily pictures. But I’ll post a picture of natural beauty once a week. Reason below.

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These daily posts are placed here to encourage joy and respect for the natural world, and to inspire love of a planet that’s a marvel of unlikely coincidences.
If you want to spread joy in our wonderful planet and encourage respect and responsibility for it, please share these posts on social media (‘share’ buttons below make it easy), comment with your thoughts, and help sustain our environment for the future. Thank you. After all, Earth is our only home.
I will be ending this series at the end of May, as it’s somewhat overtaken a website I set up to talk about books and writing, and this has taken a back seat for some time. I started this series of daily posts at the start of the Covid pandemic when many people were confined to their homes, unable to get out and enjoy nature. Now it’s time for me to return to my writing, which also tends to encourage a love of nature, even when the stories may be set in an alien or a future environment.

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