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 October 2021
Musical Backdrop for this Gallery – Breeze


Weeping Willow

“A tree is our most intimate contact with nature.”

George Nakashima

Horse Chestnut

“Trees are poems that the earth writes upon the sky.”

Kahlil Gibran

Beech Tree Leaves changing colour in autumn before they fall..

“Anyone who thinks fallen leaves are dead has never watched them dancing on a windy day.”

Shira Tamir

Hawthorn Bush berries

“Never say there is nothing beautiful in the world anymore. There is always something to make you wonder in the shape of a tree, the trembling of a leaf.”

Albert Schweitzer

Bullrush [Cooper’s Reed], The Ropewalk, Sandwich.

In all things of nature there is something of the marvelous.

Aristotle

Blackwell switch grass

Let us permit nature to have her way. She understands her business better than we do.

Michel de Montaigne

Winter apples being eaten by the birds whilst still on the tree.

Nature is an endless combination and repetition of a very few laws.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

A mountain of fungi

I think nature’s imagination is so much greater than man’s, she’s never going to let us relax.

Richard Feynman

Maple Tree & Maple Leaves

All things in nature occur mathematically.

René Descartes

A bench to contemplate and reflect upon!

Nature is loved by what is best in us.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Octobers falling leaves ..

I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived.

Henry David Thoreau

Tree lined avenue on the Ramparts, Sandwich

Colors are the smiles of nature.

Leigh Hunt


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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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