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The Long View

The Long View

We came home today from Shropshire and as it was such a beautiful day we drove over the hills that overlook the cottage where Simon’s mum lives.

This is The Long Mynd and the views really are spectacular!

I’d like to add that this evening Simon’s daughter, Charlotte, gave birth to her second child, a little boy called Matthew Paul. Congratulations to you Charlotte, partner Danny and big brother Callum 🙂

Welcome to the World, Matthew! This is some of the awe-inspiring beauty that awaits you.

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Dragonfly

Dragonfly

This is the first dragonfly I’ve seen this year. It’s a female, Broad-bodied Chaser and appeared as a golden beacon, flitting across the heath at Esher Commons today.

Keeping my eye on it whilst it chased the sunlight from shrub to thicket wasn’t easy but I was rewarded with a few moments to capture its glory through the lens before it flew on again.

There’s lots to explore out in our woodlands at the moment and some, like Esher, have disabled access too 🙂

The Woodland Trust has a very handy search engine to find the perfect place for you to visit, whatever you want to see and whatever your physical ability.