|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 September 2021|
|Musical Backdrop for this Gallery – Mystery|
|Blackberry Bramble Flowers and Fruits|
Never, no, never did nature say one thing and wisdom another.
|Hogweed Clusters of flowers and Seeds|
The poetry of the earth is never dead.
Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds you plant.
Robert Louis Stevenson
|Field Thistle Fluff after flowering|
Nature is not a place to visit. It is home.
|Hemp Agrimony, Gazen Salts Nature Reserve|
Nature’s beauty is a gift that cultivates appreciation and gratitude.
|Hawthorn Berries , Gazen Salts Nature Reserve|
Nature is pleased with simplicity. And nature is no dummy.
Beautiful things don’t ask for attention.
|Sunset on the Ramparts|
The earth has its music for those who will listen.
Wildness is the preservation of the world.
Henry David Thoreau
|London Plaintree, The Ramparts|
Nothing is art if it does not come from nature.
I go to nature to be soothed and healed, and to have my senses put in order.
|A walk on the wild side …|
All good things are wild and free.
Henry David Thoreau