Wild Walks

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.

Sandwich, Kent
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.

Edmund Burke

Hogweed Clusters of flowers and Seeds

The poetry of the earth is never dead.

John Keats

Bullrushes, Ropewalk

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.

Gary Snyder

Hemp Agrimony, Gazen Salts Nature Reserve

Nature’s beauty is a gift that cultivates appreciation and gratitude.

Louie Schwartzberg

Hawthorn Berries , Gazen Salts Nature Reserve

Nature is pleased with simplicity. And nature is no dummy.

Isaac Newton


Beautiful things don’t ask for attention.


Sunset on the Ramparts

The earth has its music for those who will listen.

George Santanaya

Wildness is the preservation of the world.

Henry David Thoreau

London Plaintree, The Ramparts

Leaf art

Nothing is art if it does not come from nature.

Antoni Gaudi

Hogweed Clusters

I go to nature to be soothed and healed, and to have my senses put in order.

John Burroughs

A walk on the wild side …

All good things are wild and free.

Henry David Thoreau

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Howdy Folks, Earthly Comforts is a broad niche wildlife journaling scrapbook focusing on the countryside, wildlife biodiversity and environmental conservation, flora and fauna volunteering projects, gardening, composting and vermiculture, also known as ‘worm farming and photography too.

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