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    Morning Walk

    Hi Guys,

    Still doing my "medically prescribed" walk.

    I found these after 5 minutes.

    Phil
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    That's downright surreal. That tree has roots that look like deer! Makes me think that the trees take on the quality of the local fauna.

    What a strange and wondrous path you walk for your health. The road less traveled and the trees less rooted.

    Have your own afternoon of the fawn going on.

    Well, my friend, may you always walk through canvases as you do.

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    Magical Phil.
    D Akey, great observation on those roots.

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    Very lovely and great shot. It's hard to see so many deer so close and I always like old big tree like this.

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    Hi Guys,

    There are many Oaks like this around here. I live about 3 miles from where Tolkien lived. they may well be sleeping Ents.

    Phil
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aged P View Post
    I live about 3 miles from where Tolkien lived.
    How interesting. That would seem to explain much of his imagery. It's always interesting to find there are natural phenomena that seep into works that at first seem so utterly imaginary.
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    Hi Byron,

    In those woods behind the deer, Tolkien did his WW1 training with thousands of other soldiers. It's also where Mary Queen of Scots was captured on a hunting trip, in earlier times. The whole area was then leased off by Elizabeth the First for Iron and Coal mining, it's only recently come to an end. So, there were Kings and Queens and mines and soldiers and 400 year old Oak trees, add in his WW! experiences and a story starts to write itself.

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    Phil, This is beautiful, as well as your beautiful story of the history in your area. How blessed you are and a blessing to us too. I wish that we (my family and I) could walk with you!

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    What a beautiful place, Phil! There is a wealth of such scenes in England and the UK. In the 80s, I visited there 16 times, taking in the sights of much of the country, going on literary pilgrimages, and simply enjoying pint after pint of that glorious beer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aged P View Post
    Hi Byron,

    In those woods behind the deer, Tolkien did his WW1 training with thousands of other soldiers. It's also where Mary Queen of Scots was captured on a hunting trip, in earlier times. The whole area was then leased off by Elizabeth the First for Iron and Coal mining, it's only recently come to an end. So, there were Kings and Queens and mines and soldiers and 400 year old Oak trees, add in his WW! experiences and a story starts to write itself.

    Phil
    Phil, that is such rich history, almost goosebump producing. It's interesting to contemplate how the history and environment brought so much of the story forth - interesting to examine how much we and our creations are emergents from the forces of history and the powerful influences of our surroundings. Not meaning to get too philosophical, it's such a Zen contemplation: how much are we creators, how much is creation simply moving through us. Your example here is a wonderful reflection on such an ancient contemplation for which I posit no answers. Meanwhile, my goodness, you live in such a remarkably beautiful place.
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