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"Take only memories, leave nothing but footprints"

Chief Seattle (1786–1866) leader of the Suquamish and Duwamish Native American tribes

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'If You Go Down to The Woods Today.............?'

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29th Jun 2012, 19:51   comments (2)

This'll Do Us

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25th Jun 2012, 23:44   comments (0)


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I came across this fine example of a Stinkhorn while walking through woods this evening. The Stinkhorn is edible at a stage when it looks like a large white egg. I got to it half a day to late. As it matures it has a certain pong to it too, as the name implies.
24th Jun 2012, 20:15   comments (5)

Sunshine on a Rainy Yesterday.

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What is it that makes wild flowers so special?
24th Jun 2012, 11:48   comments (0)

Captain Whippy?

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24th Jun 2012, 10:29   comments (1)

Jew's Ear

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I came across this fungus, which goes by the name of 'Jew's Ear', attached to the bough of a decaying elder arching over an overgrown footpath. It is actually edible and highly prized, as was evident the following day when I discovered it was gone having been neatly removed with a knife. Beat me to it.
20th Jun 2012, 17:44   comments (7)

Beauty in Everything

1. Just perfect.
2. Leafy reflections.
3. Cobbled to last.
4. Well trodden.
5. The pride of Bollington Hall Farm.
6. Natures palette.
20th Jun 2012, 17:30   comments (4)

Whiteoaks Wood

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1. Ornamental splendour still apparent.
2. The wild wood. Fox gloves and rhododendrons abound.
3. The overgrown and unidentified commemorative obelisk. It was, supposedly, a tradition to build them in memory of a favoured horse

This small oak wood was once connected by an avenue to the main Dunham Massey estate but was later separated from it by the building of the Bridgewater Canal.

The wood is overgrown and un-managed leaving a once proud obelisk abandoned to the elements.
20th Jun 2012, 16:51   comments (2)