Pride in Place? A #Poem

Image via Mapswire. Pride in Place? Born in slum or palaceyou have no say in youraccident of birthLocation status wealthof parents determineswhere you might emergeSo why so proud ofwhere this chance occurredYou made no choice hereIt was imposed on youPride in place is foolishWith no experienceof another placeyou can make nomeaningful comparisonYou merely echowhat was …

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Today’s Pictures: 9 June 20

We frequently walk under this old railway bridge, following the ancient cart track that once served the quarries and mines but now serves as a quiet trail. The railway line is now a flat and easy walkway. The bridge is Victorian engineering, probably built around 1850/60. Trying to brighten the day for those people isolated …

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Today’s Pictures: 6 June 20

The field we sometimes cross, as it should be today. But grey cloud and cold winds reigned, so I give you this from a better day. After all, the point here is to bring cheer. Trying to brighten the day for those people isolated indoors during the Covid-19 pandemic. This Weird Weather Wettest second month …

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Today’s Pictures: 2 June 20

The sun is overhead now at midday, giving the forest an air of mystery as the sunlight streams through the dense canaopy. The idea here is to brighten the day for those people isolated indoors during the Covid-19 pandemic. One of my writing friends, having seen some of this series, sent me a poem, which …

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Daily Forest Walk Picture 29.04.20

Spreading some light and pleasure to those confined by the current crisis. See post 1, here, for a fuller explanation. This is post 26. Morning began with two short power cuts, which rather interrupted my work on the PC. After breakfast, we travelled to a nearby market town for some fresh food. In the village, …

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Daily Forest Walk Picture 28.04.20

Spreading a bit of light and pleasure to those confined by the current crisis. See post 1, here, for an explanation. This is the 25th post. It was raining when we woke. It was raining most of the night, and it’s still raining as I write this. If it doesn’t stop, for the sake of …

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Daily Forest Walk Picture 26.04.20

Spreading a bit of light and pleasure to those confined by the current crisis. See post 1, here, for an explanation. This is the 23rd post. Today, we set off to a part of the forest where we know bluebells dwell. These lovely spring flowers can be seen in many forests, laying a fine carpet …

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Daily Forest Walk Picture 24.04.20

Spreading a bit of light and pleasure to those confined by the current crisis. See post 1, here, for an explanation. This is the 21st post. Our walk today was a little shorter than usual; neither of us felt strong (we’re both subject to the attacks the years pile up – but rather that than …

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Daily Forest Walk Picture 20.04.20

Continuing to spread a bit of light and pleasure to those confined by the current crisis. See post 1, here, for an explanation. This is the 17th post. We had to go food shopping this morning. From the village this entails a short drive to a local town, as the wonderful village shop doesn’t stock …

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Daily Forest Walk Picture 19.04.20

Continuing to spread a bit of light and pleasure to those confined by the current crisis. See post 1, here, for an explanation. This is the 16th post. The sunshine returned this morning. Despite our slight overindulgence yesterday (celebrating Valerie’s birthday, alone and at home) we decided on a slightly longer stroll. We usually see …

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