Ten Day #Travel Challenge: Day 1.

My friend, Joni Caggiano, nominated me to participate in the “Ten Day Travel Challenge.” The ‘rules’ are that participants post a photograph each day for ten days without disclosing the location, and nominate 10 others to engage with this challenge if they so desire. I’m a rule breaker by nature and also enjoy indulging my …

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Today’s Pictures: 2 Jan 21

The low winter sun brightens the forest floor among the oaks. A new year, but this project, begun at the start of April last year and aimed at bringing joy to those confined indoors because of Covid 19, continues. As we enter winter here in the forest surrounding my home, I’ll vary the pictures to …

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Today’s Pictures: 1 Jan 21, New Year’s Day

Winter sun shines through trees with a light dusting of snow and a touch of frost. A new year, but this project, begun at the start of April last year and aimed at bringing joy to those confined indoors because of Covid 19, continues. As we enter winter here in the forest surrounding my home, …

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Welcome to 2021.

A new start. New chances. New hopes. New dreams to fulfil. Positivity. Optimism. Let’s Do It! It’s gone at last, that dreadful year that was 2020. Gone, finished, done with. Over. We can begin anew. So, what do you have to look forward to? What’s on your creative, personal, social horizon? For me on the …

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Today’s Pictures: 31 Dec 20, New Year’s Eve

A quiet reflection on a fishing pond in the Forest of Dean Perhaps I should wax lyrical about the ending of a year so full of personal tragedy for so many. But today is traditionally a celebratory occasion and, though I question the value of many traditions, this is one to which I subscribe. Tomorrow, …

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A Welcome Ending: 2020 Goodbye!

Christmas is for the kids. But I love the idea of a new beginning, however random that may be, so the New Year is always special for me. Trauma, trouble, dispute, and the glorious heroics and kindness of millions. This has been a year that will be remembered by most for many reasons. The personal …

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Our Future Earth, by Curt Stager: #BookReview.

320 pagesGlobal Warming and Ecology/Ecological Pollution/Higher Education in Geography. Subtitled, The Next 100,000 Years of Life on the Planet, this book takes the view of that future as seen through the eyes of a paleoecologist, a term so new it doesn’t even appear in my edition of my usual go-to dictionary, the SOED. It describes …

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Today’s Pictures: 26 Dec 20, Boxing Day

This long flight of steps leads through the trees to the local school. Given that sort of route, I might've been keener to go to my old school! So, what exactly is ‘Boxing Day’? In the UK, it’s the day after Xmas day, 26th December, which also happens to be a saint’s day; in this …

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Today’s Pictures: 25 Dec 20 Xmas Day

Sunny morning valley The more people who share this post on social media, the more it will let those who are stuck indoors, due to Covid 19, enjoy it. And it’ll reach more people to show them our wonderful world. Maybe, between us, we’ll restore some love and respect for nature and slow down the …

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Today’s Pictures: 24 Dec 20 Xmas Eve

One track up, one track down on a favourite valley in the Forest of Dean. The more people who share this post on social media, the more it will let those who are stuck indoors, due to Covid 19, enjoy it. And it’ll reach more people to show them our wonderful world. Maybe, between us, …

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