Wednesday, April 26, 2017

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Post 1517. Thursday April 27

Tales of everyday life in the coastal village of Amble Bay






I love it here. It’s so tranquil.  Above, swaying branches; their delicate pale green leaves reaching for wispy white clouds as they glide ‘cross a sky of springtide blue. Blimey, listen to me getting all poetic! Careful you don’t trip up. Whoops, too late.

See that heart carved in a tree trunk? I did that when I was twelve. The initial K is for me of course and S for...please don’t laugh...Celine. How was I to know Celine started with a C? You don’t pronounce it like Christine or custard do you? Arthur built us a treehouse up there. It fell down one afternoon.  Unfortunately, I was in it at the time!

The lady sitting beneath the ash tree reading is Molly.  The kids think she’s a witch with a book of spells. It's actually the diary she started writing the day she got married. Her beloved husband Walter passed away ten years ago and she’s worn black from that day to this. He tended the wood, clipping branches, nurturing new shoots and caring for the creatures of the undergrowth. They say he talked to rabbits.

Look at the bluebells reflecting in the lake. I’m going to sit for a while. You’re welcome to sit with me if you wish.







You can click on my photo to make it larger



Tomorrow I’ll be telling you about Mark Xavier aka X-Boxer!

To read a brief description of Amble Bay and see a scribbled map just click HERE

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42 comments:

  1. Such a nice wood to walk in on a pretty spring day! Is there anyone to take over caring for the trees now?

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    1. Yes, a young man called Ashley Birch. He's started out as a gardener then branched out into forestry!

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  2. What a beautiful place you took us to today, Keith! Molly would most surely be someone I'd like to get to know. :-)

    Josie Two Shoes: V is for Vanessa

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    1. She would appreciate your company I'm sure Josie!

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  3. I would VERY much like to sit a spell with you in that wood! It's so amazingly beautiful, and peaceful looking!

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    1. You really should Vanessa. Thanks for strolling by.

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  4. such a delightful post and such a serenely beautiful photograph ! A perfect read to start the day on the right foot .
    Best wishes,
    Moon

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    1. ...start as you mean to go on. Thanks Moon

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  5. What a gorgeous picture. Did you take that, Keith?

    Calen~
    Impromptu Promptlings
    A to Z Challenge Letter U

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    1. I did, in my local wood Calen~ I'm delighted you liked it.

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  6. That's a breathtaking picture! One could sit there gazing at the water all day long.

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    VINODINI

    http://ifsbutsandsetcs.com/


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    1. It's a beautiful place that I visit often. It looks different every season. Thanks Vinodini

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  7. You actually waxed lyrical about love and loss. What I liked the best was your spelling of Celine. Such a treat to visit your blog full of gentle humour.
    Worry #Lexicon of Leaving

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  8. Hi Keith - the countryside is wonderful right now - the colours exuded from water, sea, lake, pond ... lovely and those bluebells have been special this year ... Wonderful walk ... and S for Celine - good one as it means sky ... heavenly too - Ah Arthur has some uses ... tree houses for kids - I shall sit awhile at this time of year ... cheers Hilary

    http://positiveletters.blogspot.co.uk/2017/04/w-is-for-whistlejacket.html

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    1. It's my favourite time of the year, and yes, the bluebells are exceptional as I discovered when I took the photo.Thanks Hilary.

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  9. The bluebells, the lake, the overgrown tree with the lonely widow. (is it overgrown now that her husband isn't there to prune it back?) I could stay there for hours, sounds idyllic! Even more so interspersed with the usual quiet humour - Celine isn't pronounced like custard :)

    Nilanjana
    Madly-in-Verse

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    1. Yes, we have Ashley Birch doing it now! Spend as much time there as you wish Nilanjana. Thank you.

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  10. Captivating photo! (kaptivating... not saptivating)

    This post has me so relaxed... forget about starting my day, I'm going to sit a spell.

    Trudy @ Reel Focus
    Food in Film: Watermelon

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    1. Haha! Brilliant! You just do that Trudy

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  11. Beautiful bluebells, definitely a tranquil place :)
    Visiting from A to Z W is for Williamstown: funeral of Augustus Dana
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    Anne Young

    Anne's family history

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    1. It is indeed Anne. Thanks for walking with me.

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  12. Beautiful description of the woods :-) And the picture is lovely. Happy A-to-Z-ing.

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    1. Thanks so much Ronel. Not long to go now!

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  13. I'm finding a log for a sit-down! ~grin~ Beautiful entry today. And awesome photo.

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  14. Walking in the woods is so relaxing and peaceful. I used to walk in the woods often when I lived in Tennessee. No woods close to me where I live now in Los Angeles.

    Arlee Bird
    Tossing It Out

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    1. I have the sea to my left and the woods to my right. I'm moving nowhere! Cheers Arlee

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  15. Those bluebells and the woods and the reflection in the lake--there's poetry everywhere.
    Is Celine still around?
    W is for Warp and Weft

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    1. Indeed there is. Celine, I've not ceen her for years!!

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  16. Is there anything more glorious than walking through the forest. This is lovely.

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    1. It is very special - an everchanging place. Thanks Jacqui.

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  17. Keith, the photo of the bluebells reflecting in the water is beautiful. Did you capture the image? Being in nature is relaxing and refreshing for the mind and spirit. Thanks for sharing and for visiting. Happy a2zing!

    ~Curious as a Cathy
    Art Sketching Through the Alphabet "W" (Walking Dead & Waves)

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    1. I did Cathy, it's just a short walk from my home. Thanks for walking with me!

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  18. Poor Molly, a tragic character amongst the gentle comedy of Amble Bay. Nicely done. Good luck with the final stretch.

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  19. Looks like a lovely place. I think the spirit of Walter still looms large in the wood.

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  20. Glad that I'm reading this after walks in similar woods this week. The bluebells are amazing at the moment. Nice serene but sad post.

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    1. There are worse places to feel sad I guess. Thanks lynne

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    1. Great! Careful where you tread, I don't want you tripping up!

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