|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 November 2021|
|Musical Backdrop for this Gallery – Moments|
“The wilderness holds answers to questions man has not yet learned to ask.”
– Nancy Newhall
“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.”
|St Clements Churchyard, Sandwich|
“The poetry of the earth is never gone.”
– John Keats
“Sky above me, earth below me, fire within me.”
“All good things are wild and free.”
|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.
“The antidote to exhaustion isn’t rest. It’s nature.”
|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.|
Nature is pleased with simplicity. And nature is no dummy.