This morning I took a walk within our nature reserve. The following photographs were all taken within a very short distance – the usual 100 steps – but today I wasn’t looking for small details. I was recording the bigger picture.
We had approached from a different direction having driven to the car park on the far side. Our grandchildren were with us and we knew that the path along which we would normally walk was flooded. You can see it at the bottom of the picture. We stayed up high for this part of the walk to avoid the mud and water that was on the path. The area viewed from here is normally full of reeds. They were cleared in the autumn leaving a narrow channel for the water. That whole area is now flooded – the water in the forefront is as a result of the recent bad weather.
No steps involved here. This is the area to the left of the previous shot. We normally approach from the side that you can see in the distance. This view is usually water free!
Still in the same place, and evidence of a casualty. That stump was a double-trunked tree. More evidence visible just to the left of centre too.
Apparently the storms are over. Let’s hope so.
Put pen to paper? When did you last do it?
Originally posted on mariannedecher:
Who under the age of 30 these days knows firsthand what a pen pal is (as in: real pen, real paper?) Modern technology is groovy, she says in her best baby boomer voice, but I miss the art of sending, and especially receiving, hand written correspondence. Nothing but bills in the mailbox gets discouraging, but a hand written card brightens the day!!
So – write to me and I will write back. If we have interesting things to chat about, perhaps we’ll keep up the correspondence. Or I’ll connect you with someone who is interested in such. I’m especially looking for anyone who is feeling alone or discouraged – but really, anyone who wants to send/receive a note qualifies. Let’s get the world a bit more personally connected!!
Which do you prefer? I have to admit to the former. I’m much more likely to dip into the salty box than the sweet one, but over the years my craving for salty foods has lessened and now I use very little. I haven’t deliberately altered my habits, it just seems to have happened. One of my friends, however, is having a lot of trouble reducing her sugar intake. She sent me the link to this article, and I’m passing it on in case it is of interest to anyone. It begins by talking about Krispy Kreme doughnuts. I didn’t know there were such a thing, but I do sometimes eat yogurt – fortunately, not the one mentioned in the article!
These might look like scraps of just any old fabric. They are, however, silk pieces reclaimed from a damaged antique kimono. Some of you have seen them elsewhere, but they were loving pieced and patched to make a book cover for a dear friend. Hopefully my ‘found’ treasure will now be ‘treasured’ by my friend.
I do not bank with Barclays
I don’t intend to bank with Barclays
How many spam mails will I receive before the spammers give up?
They appear in my inbox on a regular basis. Today I have had 26
I don’t even have an online bank, and I don’t want one. But I have to admit that my delete finger hurts!
Added at 18.39 – 2 minutes after posting – I’ve just had another!
You probably gather that this isn’t my badge – if it was I would play ‘left-outside’
People who live in cities are easier to control. Could that be the reason? What do you think?
Originally posted on The Therapy Book:
It’s no wonder that when Chris Smith, the head of the Environment Agency, arrived on the Somerset Levels today, he was running scared. Apparently, he didn’t let anyone know exactly where he would arrive, and when.
He didn’t even tell the local MP.
I think it’s confession time, so here goes.
I am as interested in the Olympics as I am in the corn on Mrs Fortescue’s left little toe.
In fact, if truth be told – I am MORE interested in that corn even though I have never heard of anyone by the name of Mrs Fortescue and I have no idea why she would have a problem with her left little toe.
I have had enough. I had had enough before 2012 games. I will be watching as much of these as I did of those. In fact, I will be watching as much as I have ever seen. I will probably be doing something much more exciting……
….. like picking stones out of my walking boots.