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#SundayStills ~ What does Freedom mean to you? #Landscape #Nature #Pets #Wildlife

Welcome to the Sunday Stills feature created and hosted by Terri Webster Schrandt at Second Wind Leisure Perspectives

This week’s theme is Freedom.

At the moment, freedom to me would mean getting out and about and going wherever I please. Won’t be possible for a while.

Freedom of the skies

A herd of Kashmiri goats are free to roam on the Great Orme

During lockdown they took advantage of the lack of people in town and decided to pay several visits en masse.

Finn loves being free to run off lead, especially on the beach.

And I love being free to spend time in this place without a voice following me around saying ‘haven’t you got enough books!’

Barter Books is a fantasic second hand bookshop housed in what used to be a railway station, with many, many shelves of all kinds of books, real fires, a cafe and seating areas scattered around. I really hope they can keep trading.

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#SundayStills ~ Beginning and End of the Day #Sunrise #Sunset #Nature #Photography

Welcome to the Sunday Stills feature created and hosted by Terri Webster Schrandt at Second Wind Leisure Perspectives

This week’s theme is Rise/Set 

We stayed in an AirBNB a few years ago and this was the sight that greeted us in the morning. Sunrise over the North Sea…

Sunrise over the North Sea

A cloudy sunrise over the Herefordshire countryside…

Sunset over Llandudno Bay…

A couple of years ago we drove over to Llanddwyn Island on Anglesey to catch the sunset and it was spectacular…

Early morning dog walk with the sun coming up… Can you make out the lone fisherman on the shoreline in the second one? 

Sunrise over the Little Orme

Sunrise over St Ives harbour

The rising moon was visible quite frequently during April and May with the beautiful weather we had…

This picture was also taken on an early morning dog walk, just as the moon was setting. Unfortunately I only had my phone and was too far away to get a good shot…

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#SundayStills ~ WaterWorld: The Beauty of Our Planet #Nature #Landscape #Scenery #Photography

Welcome to the Sunday Stills feature created and hosted by Terri Webster Schrandt

This week’s theme is WaterWorld, which I took literally and chose to show the beauty of water in our world. From the vast and mighty oceans…

to rivers winding their way through the countryside

to bodies of inland water, be they lakes or reservoirs

and waterfalls…

Waterfalls, river, lakes and ocean

And even a moat around a castle

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The Bishop’s Palace Gardens #Historical #Cathedral #Gardens #Medieval

The Bishop’s Palace and Gardens sits adjacent to the Wells Cathedral in Somerset. It’s been the home of the Bishops of Bath and Wells for 800 years. It’s now looked after by English heritage and is designated a Grade 1 listed building. It’s been a while since we moved but we visited Wells quite a lot when we lived in Somerset. The gardens are beautiful and the Cathedral very impressive.

Stone archway leading to gardens

This archway leads into the gardens, past a statue of the Pilgrim.

Statue of The Pilgrim, Wells Somerset

A view of the Cathedral from one of the many seating areas

Wells Cathedral

The medieval privy, aptly named ‘the long drop’. Thank good ness for modern conveniences!

Medieval privy

One of several stained glass sculpyures scattered around the grounds.