#Words and #PictureOfTheDay: 31/May/22

East Lyn River, Lynmouth. Today’s the last of my daily ‘natural beauty’ pictures. However, I’ll post one each week under the title ‘#Saturday Scenes’. Sometimes with words, sometimes as a stand-alone picture. But I’ll always welcome your comments and shares (the buttons at the foot make it easy to do that, and the more people …

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#Words and #PictureOfTheDay: 21/May/22

As May moves to a close, vegetation bursts with spring luxury. Lush lie the green ferns Lining a track through green trees Under clear blue skies. (((((((((((----)))))))))) These posts were scheduled to maintain the series while I’m offline. I can’t respond to comments, likes, follows, or questions. But please interact. I’ll try to catch up …

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#Words and #PictureOfTheDay: 19/May/22

An old road through the Forest of Dean. Where will you lead me To a house hidden in trees Or a long dead mine (((((((((((----)))))))))) These posts were scheduled to maintain the series while I’m offline. I can’t respond to comments, likes, follows, or questions. But please interact. I’ll try to catch up on my …

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#Words and #PictureOfTheDay: 17/May/22

A forest pool. White water feeds pool Slowed by unseen bars ahead Wildlife drinks here now (((((((((((----)))))))))) These posts were scheduled to maintain the series while I’m offline. I can’t respond to comments, likes, follows, or questions. But, please interact. I’ll try to catch up on my return. In future, I’ll post a picture once …

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#Words and #PictureOfTheDay: 15/May/22

Path through mature beech trees. Green is the spring Fresh the growth Tall the trees Dappled the path Where many feet Have trod (((((((((((----)))))))))) These posts were scheduled to continue the series. I’m offline now, so can’t respond to comments, likes, follows, or questions. Please interact. I’ll do my best to catch up with everything …

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#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: 13/May/22

Beech saplings in the Forest of Dean. Young trees sprout the fresh green of spring as they line a wandering path through the Forest of Dean. Walkers and mountain bikers have made this track over the years. Sometimes, if it’s quiet, deer can be seen here. They’ll stop grazing and look across with curiosity rather …

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#Words and #PictureOfTheDay: 07/May/22

A small brook in the Forest of Dean. Tumble down Run wild and free Carve out your own way Unconfined by man’s vain wishes And take your fresh waters Down to an ever-waiting sea So distant you know not of its existence But still you flow Your destination unknown to you A little like so …

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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: 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: 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: 30/Apr/22

Quiet flows the Wye In its course through a vale Long carrying the label   Area of outstanding beauty Lined with multitude trees Watering pasture and meadow Feeding fish and anglers Supporting duck and goose Swan heron and kingfisher Reflecting wide skies And thoughts of wonder At Earth’s natural bounty. +++++++++++++++++ Much of humanity lives …

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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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#Words and #PictureOfTheDay: 22/Apr/22

It is possible for humanity live in the landscape without ruining it with high-rise buildings, ugly warehouses, and industrial monstrosities. But, of course, that would require us to stop breeding like rabbits, reduce our overburdening numbers, and live with nature instead of trying to either overrule or actively destroy it.This shot is of the charming …

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#Words and #PictureOfTheDay: 21/Apr/22

Calm windless days gift natural pools of water a mirror surface to reflect the beauty surround them. Here, a larch has tumbled but remains held by roots still lodged in the ground to prevent it falling into the pond. It’s an interesting feature of the photographic image that a reflection off water invariably produces a …

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