A Hiatus Indeed

Not that I have many followers, but I feel guilty for not posting since June—guilty to myself for not better capturing the last 8 amazing months. I’ve taken thousands of pictures, but pictures without a narrative is kind of like investigating a crime scene that had no witnesses, it’s hard to get the whole story. But “A picture’s worth a thousand words!” they say. Yes, I completely agree, as in “I really need to write a thousand words so I don’t forget what was happening in this picture!”

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The Real Ents

Living in the Cotswolds, I am constantly reminded of the surrounding landscape which was an inspiration for J. R. R. Tolkien. This is exceptionally apparent to me in the countless ancient trees I have stumbled upon in just my two weeks of having been here. I think the pictures speak for themselves.

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Quercus ilex (over 400 years old) – Westbury Court Garden

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To the Cotswolds!

Hey all! Sorry for the long hiatus on here; I had been quite busy getting ready for the big move. I’ll be enjoying my time in the Cotswolds for the next few months! The scenery is absolutely stunning, and I can’t wait to see more of it. I have to say though, the public footpaths through pastures and fields are really throwing me off. My deeply entrenched American culture of land ownership and privacy makes me feel so wrong every time I cut through a field; I keep waiting for some farmer to come out and chase me off his land with a shotgun.

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