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Budle Bay is in North Northumberland and is a beautiful and important bird sanctuary, with huge mud flats that are exposed at low tide. The whole area is part of the Lindisfarne National Nature Reserve and is very popular with birdwatchers, particularly in the winter when thousands of wildfowl and waders spend their winter on [...]

8 Comments CherryPie on Jan 21st 2017

I couldn’t quite get the angle to frame the moon and the cathedral in the same photograph. I could have done with a bit of time but my companion would probable have got bored and impatient whilst I wandered around for the perfect angle.
The second photo shows the top of one of the trees from [...]

12 Comments CherryPie on Jan 16th 2017

… or is it a planet?

8 Comments CherryPie on Jan 3rd 2017

Joy is the serious business of Heaven.
C. S. Lewis

12 Comments CherryPie on Dec 18th 2016

4 Comments CherryPie on Nov 28th 2016

To a mind that is still the whole universe surrenders.
Chuang Tzu

8 Comments CherryPie on Oct 2nd 2016

Crossing the wooden boardwalk, you approach the shady and secretive corner of the grounds where St Andrew’s Well rises. There are two or three other wells here, which in summer are thick with wetland plants.*

St. Andrew’s Well
In 705 King Ine of Wessex gave land near the wells to Aldhelm, his Bishop, so that he could [...]

4 Comments CherryPie on Aug 27th 2016

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