#ScenicSaturday 04/Feb/2023

I share these pictures, from February (though not this year), to show #ourworldiswonderful. This shot is from 2020 and shows the brook that flows through the beaver enclosure. They were introduced to help reduce the flooding caused by the brook that flows through the village. So far, that seems to be working well. The area …

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#ScenicSaturday 28/Jan/2023

These pictures are from January, though not this year. I share them here to show #ourworldiswonderful.This shot is from the Forest of Dean, taken on an afternoon walk in 2020 as mist slowly cleared from the valley where a small brook flows. Frost remained from the previous evening, dusting the leaves of wild flowers still …

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Boys, Belles, Bikes, and Bells.

I just posted this piece to Medium. In a forest criss-crossed by tracks and trails of many different sorts, three types of users enter for their exercise, entertainment, and escape from the troubles of the world. Pedestrians vary from the agile runner in search of challenges, through dog walkers exercising their pets, groups sharing the …

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#ScenicSaturday 21/Jan/2023

These pictures are from January, though not this year. I share them here to show #ourworldiswonderful.This shot is from the Forest of Dean and was taken with my second-hand iPhone in 2022. I love the way beech saplings cling to their autumn leaves throughout winter and shed them only as new leaf buds burst in …

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#ScenicSaturday 14/Jan/2023

These pictures are from January, though not this year. I share them here to show #ourworldiswonderful.From the Forest of Dean, this photo, taken in 2020, depicts afternoon mist lit by the sun’s rays. # Please comment, like, and share these to spread the joy of natural beauty to as many people as possible. It might …

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#ScenicSaturday 07/Jan/2023

These pictures are from January, though not this year. I share them here to show #ourworldiswonderful.From Wales, this one shows the sunset over Caerphilly Mountain. I shot it in January 2019 after a trip to Caerphilly Castle with our daughter and her then boyfriend (now husband) who were on a visit from their home in …

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We Walked 1114 Miles in 2022.

Coastal Path in North Yorkshire For a few years, I’ve subscribed to Country Walking magazine, which features articles, photos, and detailed maps of real interest to those who walk in the UK. Each year they run a challenge ‘Walk 1,000 Miles’. We’ve participated for 2 years now. In 2022 we completed 1,114.8 miles. Valerie’s 70 …

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#ScenicSaturday 31/Dec/2022

These pictures are from December, though not this year. I share them here to show #ourworldiswonderful.From the Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire, England, this one shows a small portion of the brook that eventually flows through the village to join the River Wye, which forms a border with Wales. This particular part of the forest is …

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#ScenicSaturday 24/Dec/2022

These pictures are from December, though not this year. I share them here to show #ourworldiswonderful.From the Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire, England, this one shows a faint, narrow path between beech and fir trees on a hillside north of our home. This one was taken on Boxing Day 2021, with my used iPhone 8+. # …

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#ScenicSaturday 17/Dec/2022

These pictures are from December, though not this year. I share them here to show #ourworldiswonderful.From the Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire, England, this one shows the path following the fence around the beaver enclosure, an experimental project designed to prevent flooding in the village below this stretch of hills. As far as I can tell, …

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#ScenicSaturday 10/Dec/2022

The pictures in this series are from December, though not this year. I share them here to show #ourworldiswonderful.Taken in the Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire, England, this one shows a winding path through an area called Sallow Valets Inclosure. The massive tree in the foreground is possibly a grand fir, but it may be something …

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#ScenicSaturday 03/Dec/2022

The pictures in this series were all taken in December, though not this year. My digital picture library started with my first DSLR camera, bought a while back. I share them here to show #ourworldiswonderful.Taken in the Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire, England, this one shows a small footbridge taking the path over a private drive …

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#ScenicSaturday 26/Nov/22

All photographs in this series were taken in November, though not necessarily this year. My digital picture library started with my first DSLR camera, bought a few years back. I share them here to show #ourworldiswonderful.Taken in the Forest of Dean last year, this photograph of the sometimes spectacular colours of autumn echoes my love …

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#ScenicSaturday 19/Nov/22

All photographs in this series were taken in November, though not necessarily this year. My digital picture library started with my first DSLR camera, bought a few years back. I share them here to show #ourworldiswonderful.This one depicts Gordale Beck, in the Yorkshire Dales National Park, as it flows toward the picturesque village of Malham …

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#ScenicSaturday 12/Nov/22

All photographs in this series were taken in November, though not necessarily this year. My digital picture library started with my first DSLR camera, bought a few years back. I like to share them here to show #ourworldiswonderful.This one, taken in the Forest of Dean that surrounds me, shows a naturally formed pool on the …

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