#ScenicSaturday 13/Aug/22

Summer’s day at the forest edgewhere mature green treesoverlook a patch of grounddenuded of its once tall proudlarch trees now felledto save the rest fromthe parasite infectionthreatening to destroy them all # I’m posting a weekly photograph of our wonderful world here, but I’m also Tweeting one each day, with the hashtag #ourworldiswonderful, join me …

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#ScenicSaturday 06/Aug/22

Sunlight dapples pathLeading walker from the roadFinding solitude # I’ve opted for a weekly post about our wonderful world here, but I also Tweet one each day, with the hashtag #ourworldiswonderful, join me there if you wish. Sometimes, my posts on here include words. I hope you’ll continue to comment, like, and share these so …

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#ScenicSaturday 30/July/22

The River Wye Flows by Lydbrook in the Forest of Dean. A living sky drifts over a river flowing peacefully through a forest of many trees. All elements of our amazing world, contributing to our enjoyment of its beauty. Let’s all do everything we can to sustain that precious quality of a world so extraordinary …

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#ScenicSaturday 23/July/22

Sundown on Thassos. Calm is the evening As the sun sets on The Mediterranean And clothes the world In blues and golds. # Daily posts on our beautiful world are hard to sustain if I’m to get on with my normal writing, so I’ve opted for a weekly one, though I also post a simple …

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#ScenicSaturday 16/July/22

Flamborough Head on the Coast of East Yorkshire. Soft chalk, laid down over millennia by the shells of billions and billions of sea creatures, curves out into the North Sea to form Flamborough Head. Time has brought the tides and storms to crash against the land and break the white stone off to form the …

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#ScenicSaturday 09/July/22

Staithes Harbour, North Yorkshire Coast. Safe behind the ancient barrier of stone, small boats rest on coastal mud in Staithes harbour on the North Yorkshire coast. But, as sea level rises over coming years, will they be forever safe? Will increased water volume break and overwhelm such old defensive walls? Perhaps, if we act right …

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#ScenicSaturday 02/July/22

Dry Stone Walls in the Yorkshire Dales National Park. How many hands, over how many years, built such walls? Gravity and skill alone hold those stones together and keep them standing in line. Gathered by hand from fields they surround and define, they keep in sheep and keep out those who do not belong. Centuries …

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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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