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Photography Poetry Water

Flowing

Liquid

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Salford 16th May 2018

Who needs evian ?

Coming live from the finest aquifers

rolling and travelling through rivers and streams

filtered through Mountains, Limestone and granite

and stored in great lakes and reservoirs

the purest and freshest water

and its coming direct to the tap

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Acrostic Animals Holidays Leisure Life Outdoor Pursuits Outdoors Parks Pleasures

Scamper

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Coniston, Lake District

an acrostic response to the prompt Scamper

2nd July 2017

 

So here we are, by one of the lakes

Chasing sticks with the pet dog on the marina sands

As little dogs go, he’s very clever

Missing fewer than he catches

Pressing his paws into the soft brown sand

Expecting you to chase him after catching every stick

Really nice way to spend a summers afternoon

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Colours Inspiration Leisure Life Outdoors Parks Places Pleasures Poetry Sunset

Purple Mountains

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Derwentwater, Keswick,  Lake district, UK

There’s something almost magical

about the Lake water here at sunset

I don’t know myself – what it might be

but as the sun pops down behind trees

the hills and the water take on a purple like hue

bring out colours of heathers that’s grew

up on the hillsides where the flocks of herdwick sheep

are resting till morning, quite sound asleep

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Nature Parks Photography Places Travel

Ninth Wonder

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The Lake District, Cumbria

 

Being the way I’ve been brought up – the stories of how the wonders of the world ended up where they are can either be treated as faith fact or fiction

I studied (for interest) geology at sixth-form briefly before I came to my senses and joined up for technology classes instead.  But I still have an appreciation for all things natural.

Maybe it’s the old scout in me.

Thing is – if you believe the scientists tale – The British Isles are two bits of land that broke off from its European sister when their mother, Pangea was cracking up.

I’d honestly like the tale formed by the creation story – where the various islands around the world were bits added by the creator (take your pick) to make it look pretty.

He let mother nature loose with the clay and she formed hills mountains and valleys – and it was so beautiful, the angels cried with joy, and made lakes in the crevices where the hills and valleys met.

and that’s how North-west England supposedly was given the Lake district.

The pic?  One of the lakes south of Penrith (Buttermere ? could be Coniston).  I’ve been camping by there with the Scout association in a place called Long-Marton, close to the town of Appleby-in-Westmoreland.  I’ve returned many times since, either camping or staying in a holiday park nearby Appleby in a place called Lowther.