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A Thousand Miles of History XXXXII: An unexpected encounter…

We took to the backroads again, nodding to Drake’s statue as we passed through Tavistock once more and climbing up towards Dartmoor. On our way south, the mists had closed around us completely and we ha seen little more of … Continue reading

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Bared #midnighthaiku

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Garden of Extinction reblogged from champagnewhisky

Reblogged from champagnewhisky… “Any species, now matter how unusual or common, is vulnerable…”: Of all the areas of the stunning Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens in Cape Town, South Africa – and all the areas are stunning – one in particular … Continue reading

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Guest author: Annabelle Franklin – Do we really need to leave Earth?

Recently, BBC2 showed a programme called The Search for a New Earth. It featured physicist Stephen Hawking, who claimed we will have to leave Earth within the next 100 years as it will have become uninhabitable. He listed various possible … Continue reading

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Balance #midnighthaiku

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Were I to Live today, Throwing caution to the winds Embracing life with Technicolor joy… Then they would never know. Were I to dance again Feeling the rain Laughing on my skin They would not care. Were I to weep … Continue reading

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Petals that tremble in the slightest breeze did not even stir. Liveried in black and gold, summer’s messenger walked lightly upon the rose. Which, I wondered, was the strongest? When we walk lightly upon the earth, marvelling at her wonders, … Continue reading

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Seductress #midnighthaiku

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Empty by The Urban Spaceman #writephoto

We dug into the ground with pick and axe, iron and steel biting into rich earth. We delved for everything which sparkled and shone. From the ground we tore everything precious, and some things which were not. Then we dug … Continue reading

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 Bridge by pensitivity #writephoto

The colour reminded her of raspberry blancmange, but there pleasant similarity ended. These murky waters were strewn with rubbish, rotting food, even an old mattress. The River Dummer bore a revised sign, an ‘m’ having been replaced with PST by … Continue reading

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