Today’s Pictures: 3 Apr 21

A track through a damp patch passes a felled tree in the forest. ‘When the spring stirs my bloodWith the instinct to travel,I can't get enough gravelOn the old Marlborough Road.’    Henry David Thoreau Daily shots from our walks in the local forest will continue here for a short time. And I’ll add another from my …

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Today’s Pictures: 2 Apr 21

Old trees occupy a small plateau in the forest. ‘Some people walk in the rain, others just get wet.’    Roger Miller Daily shots from our walks in the local forest will continue here for a short time. And I’ll add another from my collection of pictures to show more of the world and its wonders. But …

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Today’s Pictures: 1 Apr 21

Early spring sun across a track in the forest. ‘For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone.’    Audrey Hepburn For now, the daily shots from our walks in the local forest will continue here. And …

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Today’s Pictures: 31 Mar 21

Steep track down toward the beaver enclosure in the forest. ‘Walking brings me back to myself.’    Laurette Mortimer For now, the daily shots from our walks in the local forest will continue here. And I’ll add another from my collection of pictures to show more of the world and its wonders. But these posts take up …

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Beyond Writing: Art of Choice #OpenBook Blog Hop

March 29, 2021If you weren’t an author, what other art would you likely pursue? Rules:1. Link your blog to this hop.2. Notify your following that you are participating in this blog hop.3. Promise to visit/leave a comment on all participants' blogs.4. Tweet/or share each person's blog post. Use #OpenBook when tweeting.5. Put a banner on …

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Today’s Pictures: 30 Mar 21

Sun reflected on the quiet surface of a pool in the forest. ‘It’s your road and yours alone. Others may walk it with you, but no one can walk it for you.’    Rumi For now, the daily shots from our walks in the local forest will continue here. And I’ll add another from my collection of …

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Today’s Pictures: 29 Mar 21

Jogging in the forest ‘The feet of people walking homeWith gayer sandals go—The Crocus— til she risesThe Vassal of the snow—The lips at HallelujahLong years of practice boreTil bye and bye these BargemenWalked singing on the shore.’    Emily Dickinson For now, the daily shots from our walks in the local forest will continue here. And I’ll …

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Today’s Pictures: 28 Mar 21

The remnants of one of the old quarries now softened by decades of natural growth. ‘The body is like a machine requiring to be well-kept for full service.’     Mohandas Ghandiji Today sees the start of British Summer Time, which means we set the clocks forward an hour in the early hours of last night, resulting …

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Today’s Pictures: 27 Mar 21

Forest Track. ‘A lady and I were walkingWhere waters flow;A lady and I were talkingSoftly and slow.’    Lesbia Harford For now, I’m continuing daily shots from our walks in the local forest. Another photograph from my collection will give a wider view of the world and some of its wonders.Sharing on social media means more people …

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Today’s Pictures: 26 Mar 21

Birch trees. ‘Most of the people walking after me will be children, so make the beat keep time with short steps.’    Hans Christian Andersen For now, I’m continuing daily shots from our walks in the local forest. Another photograph from my collection will give a wider view of the world and some of its wonders.Sharing on …

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Today’s Pictures: 25 Mar 21

Some of the roads through the forest follow the tracks laid for tramways in the days of mining and quarrying. ‘I may not be walking with you all the way, or even much of the way, as I walk with you now. Don't be angry with me if I'm not there in person, alive and …

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Today’s Pictures: 24 Mar 21

Sunlight patches the mossy floor in this magical part of the forest. ‘You can walk without going to someone.’   Nancy Hopkins Reily For now, I’m continuing daily shots from our walks in the local forest. Another photograph from my collection will give a wider view of the world and some of its wonders.Sharing on social media …

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Today’s Pictures: 23 Mar 21

In this valley bottom, the wild boar often come to wallow in the mud of this wet area, and deer sometimes come to drink. But you have to very fortunate to be there at the right time to see them! ‘As a child grows from creeping to standing up and walking...it's as though all of …

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Today’s Pictures: 22 Mar 21

A shot of the wider forest taken from one of the many hilltops. ‘We are the Pilgrims, master: we shall goAlways a little further: it may bebeyond that last blue mountain barred with snowAcross that angry or that glimmering sea.’     James Elroy Flecker For now, I’m continuing daily shots from our walks in the local …

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Today’s Pictures: 21 Mar 21

This short tunnel seems to serve no purpose now, but it must've mattered in the past! ‘Visitors to New York will find that both exercise and excitement may be had at a minimum of expense through the simple practice of jaywalking. With only a little experience, they may actually compete on even terms with the …

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