Celebrating 1000+ Miles Walked

January 2021 On 1st January this year, my wife, Valerie, and I joined a challenge set by Country Walking Magazine to walk 1,000 miles in 2021. Most of our walks have been in the Forest of Dean starting from our front door. Just occasionally we’ve been able to venture further afield, visiting the Isle of …

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#PictureOfTheDay: 02/Dec/21

Back to just pictures. Uncaptioned, these will show the natural beauty of our world or artworks that display some beauty of their own. There’s a small selection of my pictures in the GALLERY. If you want pictures to decorate your home, or as images for jigsaws, calendars, greetings cards, or anything else, there’s a growing …

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#PictureOfTheDay: 01/Dec/21

The ‘writing prompts’ didn’t do what I’d hoped, so I’m back to just pictures. Uncaptioned, these will show the natural beauty of our world or artworks that display some beauty of their own. There’s a small selection of my pictures in the GALLERY. If you want pictures to decorate your home, or as images for …

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#PictureOfTheDay and #writingprompt: 29/Oct/21

Pictures to inspire words or images. Poem, story, play, novel, memoire, essay, painting, drawing, sculpture, or another photograph? Up to you. Or simply enjoy the pictures. My image is untitled to avoid guidance. But the title, not always helpful, is here. If you use the prompt, please post a link to your work, or the …

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Today’s #PictureOfTheDay and #writingprompt: 26/Sept/21

Pictures to entertain, bring joy, and, if you wish, inspire you to create with words or images. Whether that’s a poem, story, play, novel, memory, essay, painting, drawing, sculpture, or another photograph is up to you. Please don’t feel obliged: you can just enjoy the pictures. My image is untitled to avoid directing anyone. If …

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Today’s #Picture to Inspire Your Imagination: 24/July/21

Packhorse Bridge Enjoy!*******************************************************************************These images are intended as a source of entertainment, joy, and inspiration to the imagination.You can view more of my pictures in my Gallery.

Today’s #Picture 30/Jun/21

Burnsall in North Yorkshire Enjoy!#View my pictures here. You can buy them as digital files, framed prints, canvas wraps, or Giclee art prints.

Today’s #Photograph 16/May/21

A bend in the River Ure More of my professional pictures live here. You can buy them as digital files, framed prints, canvas wraps, or Giclee art prints. Enjoy!

Today’s Pictures: 18 Feb 21

Snow en route. ‘Walking: the most ancient exercise and still the best modern exercise.’     Carrie Latet With the daily shot from my local forest, I’m including a shot of the wider world, not always entirely ‘natural’, to provide a wider view of the world and its wonders. Steps to the school Share on social media …

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Today’s Pictures: 23 Nov 20

A picnic area in the Forest of Dean in November Thanks for visiting this blog. Please be generous to those imprisoned by the Covid crisis at present, and share this post widely with them on social media, so they can enjoy it. It will also reach more people and, hopefully, remind them what a wonderful …

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Today’s Pictures: 4 Aug 20

This steep track, passing a couple of felled trees, has been made by bike riders. It's very steep in places, but worth the effort of the climb. If you can’t get outdoors to enjoy nature at present, this series is for you. I’m aiming to brighten the days by posting pictures of natural beauty. Summer …

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Today’s Pictures: 27 July 20

The hidden gate, in the Forest of Dean If you’re stuck indoors and unable to get out to enjoy nature at present, this series is for you. I’m trying to brighten the days by posting pictures of natural beauty. River Swale waterfalls in Richmond in the Yorkshire Dales. The brown colour comes from peat bogs …

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Today’s Pictures: 24 July 20

Aysgill Force on Gayle Beck, near Hawes in the Yorkshire Dales National Park. Picture taken in July 2018. If you’re stuck indoors and unable to get out to enjoy nature at present, this series is for you. I’m trying to brighten the days by posting pictures of natural beauty. Mountains of Samos, Greece. Photo taken …

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Today’s Pictures: 22 July 20

On the hillside above the valley where our village lies in the Forest of Dean. Maybe you’re stuck indoors and are unable to get out to enjoy nature at present. If so, this series is for you. I’m trying to brighten the days by posting pictures of natural beauty. Gayle Beck, as it flows across …

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Today’s Pictures: 20 July 20

Another bright day of sunshine in the Forest of Dean. If you’re stuck indoors and can’t get out to enjoy nature at present, this series is for you. I’m trying to brighten the days by posting pictures of natural beauty. And here's another summer's day in the wonderful Yorkshire Dales National Park. Taken July 2008. …

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