|Photographs l have taken capturing moments and beautiful scenery alike around the medieval town of Sandwich and surrounding areas in Kent and added to nature and inspiration quotes and accompanied with music.|
I live in the beautiful and historic town of Sandwich in Kent in the southeast of England. The River Stour lies on the edge of the town. Originally, Sandwich was one of the Cinque Ports, and we have many medieval buildings here from the original construction time. Sandwich is two miles from the coast, and although once it was a major port in its own right, this is no longer the case due to the silting up of the River Stour.
Gazen Salts Nature Reserve
The woodlands are home to many species of flora also such as primroses, celandine, dog rose, oak, ash, wild cherry, elm, field maple, wild privet, marsh marigold, marshmallow, meadowsweet, black bush, yellow iris and many other exciting plants of interest.
The lake and the waterways in the Reserve are sustained by a sluice gate connected to the River Stour. The waters further feed and play host to a diverse range of wildlife, including species such as sticklebacks, pond skaters, diving beetles, frogs and toads, newts, kingfishers, moorhens, bats, rats, shrews, weasels, stoats, foxes, hedgehogs, moles, water voles, grass snakes, mallard, tufted, pochard and shoveler ducks, warblers, woodpeckers, blackcaps, sparrowhawks, grey squirrels, parakeets and others including many butterfly species too.
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|Photos Taken July 2021|
|Musical Backdrop for this Gallery – Calm|
“If you truly love nature, you will find beauty everywhere.”
Vincent van Gogh
|Hemp Agrimony [&Bee]|
“We have to shift our attitude of ownership to nature to relationship with nature. The moment you change from ownership to relationship, you create a sense of the sacred.”
“Cherish the natural world, because you’re a part of it and you depend on it.”
Sir David Attenborough
“The wounds we have inflicted on the earth can be healed… but if it is to be done, it must be done now. Otherwise, it may never be done at all.”
|Sunflower, Gazen Salts Nature reserve|
“You have to hold yourself accountable for your actions, and that’s how we’re going to protect the Earth.”
Julia Butterfly Hill
“Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces, I would still plant my apple tree.”
|River Stour, Sandwich|
“We all moan and groan about the loss of quality of life through the destruction of our ecology, and yet each one of us, in our own little comfortable ways, contributes daily to that destruction. It’s time now to awaken in each one of us the respect and attention our beloved mother deserves.”
“Conservation is a positive exercise of skill and insight, not merely a negative exercise of abstinence and caution.”
|Potter Street, Sandwich|
“We don’t have to sacrifice a strong economy for a healthy environment.”
“Facts alone can’t save the world. Hearts can. Hearts must. We’re working to make sure that hearts do.”
Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair.
We don’t inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children.
Native American proverb
Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.
Live in each season as it passes; breathe the air, drink the drink, taste the fruit, and resign yourself to the influence of the earth.
Henry David Thoreau