#Words and #PictureOfTheDay: 22/May/22

Bluebells in the Forest of Dean Bluebells sparse but bright Clothe the forest floor under Spring’s increasing greens (((((((((((----)))))))))) From the end of May, I’ll post a picture once a week. Books and writing have taken a back seat for too long. I started this series when Covid confined people to their homes, unable to …

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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: 20/May/22

Looking out to a fishing pond in the Forest of Dean. Peaceful lies the pond Beyond the still sylvan bank Inviting us in. (((((((((((----)))))))))) 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. …

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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: 18/May/22

Track through cereal crop in East Yorkshire. Tractor wheels track through A cereal crop growing Green undulations (((((((((((----)))))))))) 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 …

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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: 16/May/22

Bourts Inclosure, Forest of Dean. Dark under shadows soft ground hides heavy footsteps paced by lone walkers (((((((((((----)))))))))) These posts were scheduled to continue the series, as I’m offline at present. I can’t respond to comments, likes, follows, or questions. But, please interact. I’ll do my best to catch up with everything on my return. …

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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: 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: 08/May/22

Fresh Green Growth. At this time of the year, the forest renews itself, the trees sprouting their new growth with fresh green leaves to brighten the days and bring pleasure to those with time to dwell a short time among them. Their slow growth and their stillness, their silent root-based communications, and their experience of …

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