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 November 2021
Musical Backdrop for this Gallery – Moments


Bryony

“The wilderness holds answers to questions man has not yet learned to ask.” 

– Nancy Newhall

Buddleia

“Real freedom lies in wildness, not in civilization.” 

– Charles Lindbergh

A pathway of fallen leaves ..

 “Life is full of beauty. Notice it. Notice the bumble bee, the small child, and the smiling faces. Smell the rain, and feel the wind. Live your life to the fullest potential, and fight for your dreams.”

– Ashley Smith

Boats on the River Stour

“The Earth has music for those who listen.” 

 William Shakespeare

Common Oak Tree

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

 Aristotle

St Clements Churchyard, Sandwich

“The poetry of the earth is never gone.”

– John Keats

Crabapple

“Sky above me, earth below me, fire within me.”

– Unknown

Dog Rose

 “All good things are wild and free.”

– Unknown

Winter Log Piles

Highbush Cranberry
[Not a true cranberry]

 “Nature is not a place to visit. It is home.” 

– Gary Snyder

Singing Robin Red Breast

By discovering nature, you discover yourself.

Maxime Lagacé

Tree lined, fallen and fallen leaves on the avenues of The Ramparts Walk around Sandwich

Drooping Sedge

 “The antidote to exhaustion isn’t rest. It’s nature.”

– Shikoba 

Feeding Mallard and Hybrid Mallard/Runner Ducks, Gazen Salts Nature Reserve.

“The joy of life comes from our encounters with new experiences, and hence there is no greater joy than to have an endlessly changing horizon, for each day to have a new and different sun.” 

– Alexander Supertramp McCandless

Parakeet snacking on wild bird feeders, Gazen Salts Nature Reserve.
Wild Angelica

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

Isaac Newton

Spindle


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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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