#Words and #PictureOfTheDay: 14/May/22

A brook in the Forest of Dean. The water flowing here in a small brook originates in hills some miles away and runs through an enclosure fenced off to protect our beavers, an experiment in water management to prevent future flooding of the village the stream eventually flows through on its way to the River …

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#Words and #PictureOfTheDay: 12/May/22

A Fishing Pond. Windless the day Still the trees Mirror calm the pond Reflecting the life Surrounding its banks. (((((((((((----)))))))))) I’m offline till 19th May, so can’t respond to comments, likes, follows, or questions. Please interact. I’ll do my best to catch up with everything on my return. In future, I’ll be posting a picture …

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#Words and #PictureOfTheDay: 11/May/22

Porlock on a May Day. 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 …

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#Words and #PictureOfTheDay: 10/May/22

English Bicknor. A very English landscape here in Gloucestershire. On the day I took this, we walked 7 miles and barely saw another soul. That would be sad for many. But Valerie and I enjoy our own company and the serenity of an undisturbed walk. For parts of this one, we had to use narrow …

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#Words and #PictureOfTheDay: 09/May/22

A Favourite Path through the Forest of Dean. Today, I tip over into 74 years, so I thought I’d treat myself with a picture of one of my favourite paths through the forest. I can’t define why this particular sloping trail through the tall pines so readily speaks to me, but it does. In a …

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#Words and #PictureOfTheDay: 06/May/22

Flamborough Head, East Yorkshire. Flamborough Head, a chalk headland in East Yorkshire, supports a small village that once relied on fishing for its existence. Now it’s a dormitory for nearby large towns, and the site of a nationally respected bird sanctuary. The underlying chalk foundation was created when the land lay beneath the waves in …

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#Words and #PictureOfTheDay: 05/May/22

An oak grove in the Forest of Dean. Oaks, those trees most considered British by so many, have built warships, cargo vessels, churches, schools, cottages, furniture, coastal defences, and so much more. Here, in a grove under May sunshine, they grow slowly, harbouring many different lifeforms, giving shade, and providing a beautiful location for a …

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#Words and #PictureOfTheDay: 04/May/22

Beech trees in the Forest of Dean Dappled May sunshine on a narrow path winding between beech trees in the Forest of Dean (((((((((((----)))))))))) 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, …

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#Words and #PictureOfTheDay: 03/May/22

Footpath Through Bourts Inclosure in the Forest of Dean Afternoon sunlight sneaks through the narrow gap in the canopy to brighten the early leaves of deciduous trees coming to life after a long winter rest among the firs, pines and larches. (((((((((((----)))))))))) I’m offline till 19th May, so can’t respond to comments, likes, follows, or …

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#Words and #PictureOfTheDay: 02/May/22

East Lyn River Valley, Devon. The narrow river valley of the East Lyn River as it flows down to the sea in Devon. How patient is nature in its carving of our natural world. How long, I wonder, did it take for flowing water to cut through the rocky hills and form this lovely landscape? …

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#Words and #PictureOfTheDay: 01/May/22

Beeches in the Forest of Dean What forces of nature caused one of these neighbouring trees to stay upright while the other is twisted and torn to the ground? Wind, of course. One of the climatic elements we humans are causing to increase in speed and violence with our unending search for inconsequential things to …

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#Words and #PictureOfTheDay: 28/Apr/22

In any season of the passing year Still water reflects its surroundings And leads us to move with it Finding in those natural echoes The seeds of love and respect For all that nature brings to us   +++++++++++++++++ Much of humanity lives among natural wonders, though many millions also dwell in ugly, overcrowded, unsanitary …

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#Words and #PictureOfTheDay: 27/Apr/22

A natural fence/handrail? I love the way this eccentric wooden barrier blends so well with its location. The whole place carries the air of an imaginary fantasy scene. +++++++++++++++++ Much of humanity lives among natural wonders, though many millions also dwell in ugly, overcrowded, unsanitary slum cities, of course. Some people ignore and others actively …

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#Words and #PictureOfTheDay: 26/Apr/22

The Bard, William Shakespeare, would have been 458 years old sometime around today; a veritable Methuselah! Of course, our national playwright died on 23rd April 1616. According to tradition, he was born on 23 April 1564, but that’s speculation. We do know, however, he was baptised on 26th of that month. I wonder what he’d …

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#Words and #PictureOfTheDay: 23/Apr/22

Years, nay decades, nay centuries have breathed life into these ancient giants. They stand, one beneath the cliff of a quarry long neglected, the other above an abyss that’s the space left by an even more ancient quarry. Their location is known and enjoyed only by the adventurous few who travel boar trails, weave through …

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