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Wednesday, 21 December 2016
Wednesday, 30 November 2016
"The fallen leaves in the forest seemed to make even the ground glow and burn with light."
" Come to the woods, for here is rest. There is no repose like that of the green deep woods. Sleep in forgetfulness of all ill."
Thursday, 17 November 2016
"The fleeting hour of life of those who love the hills is quickly spent, but the hills are eternal. Always there will be the lonely ridge, the dancing beck, the silent forest; always there will be the exhilaration of the summits."
"But not even Hitler can damage the fells"
Friday, 11 November 2016
Saturday, 5 November 2016
"The first thing which I remember as an event in my life was being taken by my nurse to the brow of Friars crag on Derwent Water."
"For I have learned to look on nature, not as in the hour of thoughtless youth, but hearing often times the still, sad music of humanity."
Sunday, 30 October 2016
"I do not know, in all my own country, still less in France or Italy, a place more naturally divine."
Still grand, and beautiful, and good,
And scorned the swollen raging flood,
Has Lonsdale bridge unshaken stood,
For many ages;
Though antiquarians, who have tried
some date to find, in vain have pried
In ancient Pages.
(A native poet, unattributed)
Monday, 10 October 2016
Friday, 26 August 2016
Thursday, 25 August 2016
Saturday, 20 August 2016
"I don't remember who said this, but there really are places in the heart you don't even know exist until you love a child."
"Young bodies are like tender plants, which grow and become hardened to whatever shape you've trained them."
This is what children the world over should look like, not sitting blood soaked,
dazed and frightened in the back of an ambulance like little Omran Daqneesh in Aleppo. As we become more sophisticated we become more barbaric , I dispair.
Thursday, 11 August 2016
"Who will go where the standing stones stand,
when the fog rolls in and covers the land,
when the moon is hidden in a cloudy sky,
and the night is as dark as a winters chill,
Whats that? You say you'll dare, you will?
(John Bliven Moran. The Standing Stones)
"Know most of the rooms of thy native country before thou goest over the threshold thereof. Especially seeing England presents thee with so many observables."
(W G Hoskins. The Making of the English Landscape)
Friday, 29 July 2016
"There's a great power of imagination about these little creatures, and a creative fancy and belief that is very curious to watch...I am sure that horrid matter-of-fact child-rearers...do away with the child's most beautiful privilege."
(William Makepeace Thackery)
"To resist the social pressures now put even on ones leisure time, requires a tougher upbringing and a more obstinate wilfulness about going ones own way, than even before."
Wednesday, 20 July 2016
"It is my belief, Watson, founded upon my experience, that the lowest and vilest alleys in London do not present a more dreadful record of sin than does the smiling and beautiful countryside."
(Arthur Conan Doyle)
"When I am in the country I wish to vegetate like the country."