Monthly Archives: April 2013

Weekly Photo Challenge: Culture

The Enclosure Acts of 16th century England changed the look of the countryside for ever. No longer were peasant farmers allowed to cultivate or graze animals on ‘common’ land; for the first time and henceforth hedges and ditches defined ownership … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Up

A soaring minaret of the Central Mosque in Muscat, Oman

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What do cows think about rain?

I wrote this poem and took this photograph whilst visiting Glastonbury, cycling in the Somerset Levels, SW England. The area is flat and close to sea level, a land of reed growing, basket making and cider drinking. It is likely … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Change

When I return from travelling I bring with me my unique experience. I bring memories of people and places, customs, food and music experiences, a response to a different language, climate and weather, awareness of the smells and sounds, realisation … Continue reading

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My Weekly Photo: Parallel

Slavish adherence to a fixed distance apart is apparent over and over in this photo of Haw Bridge over the Severn near Tewkesbury. Parallel Lines – such discipline!

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Colour

Normally soil is at best neutral with subtle variations. Soil in the Outback of New South Wales and beyond for thousands of square kilometres, soil is the most wonderful rich ‘red’ from the present iron oxide. Red soil is often … Continue reading

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My Weekly Photo: Summoning the Sun

A pile of leaves collected from the floor of a Eucalyptus glade, picked up by me at random while in Australia and stuffed in the pouch in my notebook, summons the warmth of the sun. Outside my window the arctic … Continue reading

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