Further shots from up my hill – Photos

Since lockdown began 440 days ago I’ve been taking a daily five mile walk up my hill (occasionally further afield). These are a few shots as Spring turns into Summer!!

Summer – my favourite month!! I love the warmth!

Scotland – Majestic Lochs, Glens and Wildlife. Photos.

The beauty of the landscape is undeniable. The weather can be a bit tricky but we were incredibly lucky to have unbroken sunshine.

We clambered up hills and mountains to gain spectacular views. We walked around lochs and saw amazing wildlife.

We looked at the castles and read about the enclosures and harsh treatment of people.

Who owns the land? Who owns the water? Who owns the air?

All taken by force!

Today’s Walk – The Canal And Nature Reserve.

Today’s walk was quite a long one. We walked into Deiffield and then out along the canal next to the nature reserve. Unfortunately the bank of the canal had been breached and we couldn’t continue so we had to head back the way we had come. It was a nice walk. We saw a gaggle of geese fly overhead, some friendly goats and strange ducks.

It felt like Spring!!

More Photos from the South of France – a fabulous region.

It was in 2003 that we ventured back into France. I love the culture, the people, food and wine. The scenery is spectacular.

It was an opportunity for me to utilise the language skills I picked up at school – strangely the French people did not seem to understand their own language!

Photography – A few visions from Bali – land of incredible richness of beauty

The food, the people, the colours and the atmosphere were all superb. We loved it.

The whole island was adorned with Balinese Hindu worship. It seemed that the greatest industrial output was the manufacture of statues and offerings to the gods. It made for a colourful and often spectacular surrounds though one sometimes thought that some of that energy might be better directed to improving the roads and infrastructure. The gods were not coming through with the goods. The prayers were not answered.

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Like most places the population explosion made for crowded roads, shanty housing and encroachment into the countryside. There was a lot of poverty and squalor in between the beauty.

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We were fortunate to be invited to a Balinese wedding. It was beautiful. The colours were amazing. The people so friendly.

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The whole island is volcanic. There are many offerings to the volcanic gods. That seems to be the basis for a lot of their superstitions. Eruptions caused death and destruction. The gods needed appeasing. Skinnerian psychology at play.

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The temples were opulent and lavish – truly spectacular. The culture was rich.

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The Paddy Fields with their terracing and luxuriant green were idyllic.  IMG_1399 IMG_1437