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A wintry riverside

January 7, 2017

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Fifteen feet away, the wide River Thames rolled past, dark and deep and mysterious is the sullen-not-quite sunrise. Chantress Alchemy by Amy Butler Greenfield

Mick’s allotment

September 12, 2016

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Our England is a garden, and such gardens are not made By singing: – “Oh, how beautiful!” and sitting in the shade. The Glory of the Garden – Rudyard Kipling All images copyright Claire Shropshall  

Berkshire summer blooms

August 28, 2016

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“Every flower is a soul blossoming in nature” Gerard De Nerval

Hiking the West Highland Way II

August 22, 2016

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Farewell to the Highlands, farewell to the North, The birth-place of Valour, the country of Worth; Wherever I wander, wherever I rove, The hills of the Highlands for ever I love. My Heart’s in the Highlands – Robert Burns  

Hiking the West Highland Way

August 16, 2016

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Behold her, single in the field, Yon solitary Highland Lass! Reaping and singing by herself; Stop here, or gently pass! Alone she cuts and binds the grain, And sings a melancholy strain; O listen! for the Vale profound Is overflowing with the sound. The Solitary Reaper – William Wordsworth All images copyright Claire Shropshall  

Auld lang syne

April 10, 2016

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Some belated snaps from time spent in Portugal in January… All photographs copyright Claire Shropshall

Cliveden on Thames

April 23, 2015

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Thus pass the temperate hours : but when the sun Shakes from his noon-day throne the scattering clouds. Even shooting listless languor thro’ the deeps; Then seek the bank where flowering elders croud, Where scatter wild the lily of the vale Its balmy essence breathes, where cowslips hang The dewy head, where purple violets lurk. […]