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Upon England's Mountains Green

A couple of weeks ago I went to The Peak District on a camping trip with my good friend Kevin and another friend Shae. I saw the lush green of England displayed at its absolute best!

I will post more images of our trips over that weekend. This picture for some reason reminds me of this hymn, and it makes me miss the trip more than ever!

Have a great weekend!

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Birds in a post war zone.

The absence of birds is one of the most strikingly common characteristics of post-war landscapes. The quotation below provides a contemporary example of how their return may make it possible to signal the return of peace:

“…I strained my ears but all I could hear was the distant rumbling of heavy guns in the mountains. Then I realised what I was listening to. Across the road of the top of a charred stump of a tree in the ruins of the palace gardens, a bird was singing”

– Christina Lamb in her book, The Sewing circles of Herat.

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