Walking on the Greek Island of Skiathos

I posted an illustrated piece on Medium. If you're a walker, or you're thinking of visiting the Greek island of Skiathos, you might find it interesting. You'll find it here.

#ScenicSaturday 25/June/22

Coastal Crete. What forces made these hills What cataclysm gouged the vale How many millennia has sea Washed its waves against Solid rock to wear it down And how much longer Will the land remain? # A daily post on natural beauty is hard to sustain if I’m to get on with my normal writing, …

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#ScenicSaturday 18/June/22

Coast at Kos. Green trees under sun Blue ocean beneath blue sky Nature’s beauty here # A daily post on natural beauty is hard to sustain if I’m to get on with my normal writing, so I’ve opted for a weekly one. Sometimes I’ll add words. I hope you’ll continue to comment, like, and share …

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#ScenicSaturday 11/June/22

Cretan Coast at Sissi Endlessly crashing Silver shines the sparkling sea Against solid rock # The daily words and picture series is hard to sustain if I’m to get on with my normal writing, so I’ve gone for a weekly one instead. Sometimes there’ll be accompanying words, other times the picture will stand alone. I …

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#ScenicSaturday 04/June/22

Forest of Dean A new series starts today and will continue each Saturday. The daily words and picture series has run its course now the pandemic is more or less as under control as it’s going to be. I’d still like to share my love of the natural world with you, but the daily post …

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#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: 30/May/22

A Change of Viewpoint. Viewpoint changes scenes Five days past you saw this view From the other end. (((((((((((----)))))))))) From the end of May, I’ll be posting a picture just once a week. Books and writing have taken a back seat for too long. I started this daily series when Covid confined people to their …

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#Words and #PictureOfTheDay: 29/May/22

A Surprise for Some? Sunshine and shade The very essence of Photography Painting with light Here on the banks of The River Wear As is flows to the North Sea through The city of Sunderland. Was that a shock? To see beauty in such a place? Perhaps prejudice plays a part In judgment. (((((((((((----)))))))))) From …

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#Words and #PictureOfTheDay: 28/May/22

A Slow Stream. Quiet flows the stream Winding through trees tall and new On its journey out (((((((((((----)))))))))) From the end of May, I’ll be posting a picture just once a week. Books and writing have taken a back seat for too long. I started this daily series when Covid confined people to their homes, …

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#Words and #PictureOfTheDay: 27/May/22

A Green Lane in the Yorkshire Wolds. How old the green lane Where once the drovers Led their cattle sheep and geese To market over Wolds Beneath bright wide skies Of quiet early springs They lie a memory and Reminder of softer days When chasing money Was reserved for food Shelter clothing and needs Rather …

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#Words and #PictureOfTheDay: 26/May/22

Bourts Inclosure Tall majestic silent Grow the pines Harbour for wildlife Bringer of summer shade Provider of timber Balancing human needs With natural beauty When their long lives Eventually must end (((((((((((----)))))))))) From the end of May, I’ll be posting a picture just once a week. Books and writing have taken a back seat for …

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#Words and #PictureOfTheDay: 25/May/22

The Brook Flows into the River Gentle flows the brook To join the wider flow Of a river sometimes wild On its constant journey Down to the eternal sea (((((((((((----)))))))))) From the end of May, I’ll be posting a picture just once a week. Books and writing have taken a back seat for too long. …

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#Words and #PictureOfTheDay: 24/May/22

A Gated Entrance, Open only to Walkers. A gate into the forest? It’s locked so irresponsible owners of four-wheel Chelsea tractors cannot easily enter the trees to destroy the peace, disturb the wildlife, and damage the environment in the name of ‘fun’. Access is needed, of course, for those who manage the forest for the …

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#Words and #PictureOfTheDay: 23/May/22

Dorset, May 2013. Spring has yet to reach this lone tree on a Dorset hillside. The picture was taken in May 2013. Can it be that climate change has moved spring so much earlier over such a short period? All the pictures in this month’s series were taken in May, but during different years. Are …

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#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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