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I Miss it

  Earlier this year my life took a fundamental change. For medical reasons I was, and still am unable to get outside. Get to the places I love. While I can still drive, I cannot walk any distance so the ease of popping off along the river just to escape and revel in the natural world has ceased. I have written before about taking stuff for granted and now it appears that is exactly what I was doing. Taking stuff for granted...
December 20, 2021 No Comments

Inspiration or lack of.

[caption id="attachment_2211" align="aligncenter" width="831"] The Great Ouse early in the morning with the sun just risen and light mist rolls over the river[/caption]   The past couple of months has been flat and lacking inspiration, once again my cameras are sitting gathering dust. A change of job has been the main mover behind this; however, this was unexpected, and the original plan was to give up my job and work to become a...
September 27, 2021 No Comments

The Small Stuff

      Recently there has been an advert on TV I cannot remember who it was for, but they said to look for and enjoy the small stuff. It is those bits you will remember. The big bits will come but the small bits are where it is at. Dawn I love the dawn. The gradual eruption of light cascading across the landscape. The colours and the different hues of those colours make for a spectacular show every time I witness it. But...
September 6, 2021 No Comments

Late evening

Late evening, the air has cooled from the heat of the day. The ever-present grumble of life has died. A light wispy cloud hangs high in the night sky. Below, a zephyr of wind swirls around. It feels clean, crisp. As the noise dies the space around grows. In inner piece envelopes building slowly from inside growing slowly. At once calming and easing the stress and strains of the days. Stars come out slowly one by one. Some hidden by the...
July 5, 2021 No Comments

The River at Dawn

The river that is 5 minutes from my house has always had a problem. There is a constant rumbling his that I had presumed was from the town bypass. This is not the case. The noise comes from a sluice that I have to walk past.  Bit of a “doh” moment there. At 4.30 am on a Sunday morning there is little or no traffic about. So, it became apparent that I have been wrong. That the cascading water was considerably noisier than I had ever...
June 28, 2021 No Comments

Trees

I am not far from my car. Lying on a recently felled pine tree, in amongst other trees, looking at the light grey sky through new leaves and branches hoping that the rain will hold off just a little longer. It’s a moment of peace. One of many that I have had today. Away from the clamour and confusion of modern life. I do not even have a mobile signal. It is just me and the silence that is punctuated by birds and the occasional squirrel...
June 14, 2021 No Comments