Showcase Photography – ‘The Estuary of the River Brue’ – Photography by Adrian Lewis

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The estuary of the River Brue, south of Burnham-On-Sea, on the Somerset coast; 20 Mar 2013.

The Brue is the river meandering in from the left.  Its travel across the very flat lands of the Somerset Levels is extremely slow – I could probably walk to the coast faster!

The Brue is flowing out into the estuary of the River Parrett, the water upper right, which stretches off to the horizon.

All of the Levels’ rivers except the Parrett have clyses (sluices) which help stop the seawater of the Bristol Channel flooding inland.  When the tide is out, the weight of fresh water building up behind the gates pushes them open, and the fresh water flows away to the sea.  When the tide comes in, the weight of the rapidly rising salt water pushes against the gates, forcing them shut, and the seawater is unable to flow further inland.

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“Sideways Glance”

Ed Lehming Photography

“Sideways Glance”“One clear moment, one of trance
One missed step, one perfect dance
One missed shot, one and only chance
Life is all…but one fleeting glance.”
Sanober Khan

Being literally surrounded by trilliums poses a challenge: they all look so lovely and so perfect. How do you present them differently. It’s so tempting when composing shots to photograph them straight on or slightly off-centre. They are just so lovely. There are literally thousands of opportunities for a nice photo and I was not about to shoot dozens of images to sort through.

I just happened to catch the movement of a squirrel behind me, as I looked over my shoulder I spotted this blossom, slightly shaded and in profile. It was, just like it’s multitude of companions at this time of the year, perfectly and wonderfully formed, without blemish.

A bit of sunlight lit up the base of the flower…

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Spotlight Poetry – ‘On a Lane in Spring’ – Poem of the day – by John Clare

© Cheryll Kinsley Potter, Bluebell Lane, Bradstone, (Date Unstated)

On a Spring Lane by John Clare

Poem Attribution © John Clare, On a Lane in Spring

Source Attribution https://www.independent.co.uk/environment/what-is-the-best-poem-about-the-british-countryside-2066110.html

Image Attribution © Cheryll Kinsley Potter, Bluebell Lane, Bradstone, (Date Unstated)

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May 2020 – A Note of Special Thanks – Open Letter by Goff James

Dear Friends, May is here. Another month has passed and we are already entering the fifth month of 2020. How times fly!

The garden begins to overflow with praise for lengthening days, increasing warmth and the brightening ways of the new month.

It is a time, once more to reflect upon how Covid-19 has changed everything.

To all those people at the frontline who, on our behalf, are acting so courageously fighting and dealing with the global pandemic; I would like to express, yet again, my thanks to you all for; the selfless work that you are doing; the risks that you are taking; the sacrifices you are making; the compassion that you are showing caring for the sick and dying. You are all heroes.

I would also like to express a special note of appreciation to all of you who visit, follow and read my blog.

I also extend a very warm welcome to all new visitors, readers and followers.

I take this opportunity to say to you all;

“Many thanks for following Art, Photography, Poetry. I truly appreciate the visits, the follows, the reads, all your positive comments and am extremely grateful for your valued and continued generous support. Thank you.”

In these trying times keep yourselves safe.

Stay Safe. Stay Smiling. Stay Positive

Tuesday Writing Prompt Challenge: Tuesday, April 22, 2020

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Devereaux Frazier and Beth Amanda are currently hosting the Tuesday Writing Prompt Challenge which was started by our star writer Christine Ray. We hope to offer all of you something that will spark your creativity and willingness to participate.

The prompts are designed to be quick challengesthat can be written in 10 to 15minutes, inspire you creatively, are fun, and get everyone interacting. Please post your response to the prompt in the comments below and show your fellow posters some love and support. All members of the Go Dog Go community, including Baristas, are welcome to participate. Feel free to share this post on yourown blogs and/or Facebook.

Today’s prompt: Write something that ends with the phrase “she tasted like memory”

Happy Writing!

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