Once a simple country river, this stream has long been managed by mankind to be easier for boats to navigate.
Locks and weirs have been developed, and country pubs set up business alongside these stopping places.
But Human activity is only part of what we see here; nature and the pure beauty of flowing water take the man-made, and make it magical.
The water rushes over the weir, foaming and gushing, with a sound at once loud and pleasing.
Plant life abounds on the damp surfaces and the mature trees make an impressive backdrop.
Even the pub on the other bank seems somehow to have been absorbed into the natural world, as much a part of it as the water and the trees.
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This image captures a bright and cheerful, picturesque countryside scene, full of life and activity, but at the same time tranquil and still.
The bright and hopeful nature of the scene would enhance any location and its vibrant colors will lighten the mood of any room.
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Hidden away in the woods, we find a small area of water, enclosed by the first flowering of spring growth in the surrounding trees.
We might have passed by, but then we notice three nymphs dancing by the pool.
As we stop to admire the art work, we are entranced by the vibrancy of the colors, the reflections in the pool, and the evidence of new life all around.
We recall the story of Hylas, charmed by the beauty of the Nymph, and never seen again, as he searched the woods for his lost love.
Beauty is all around us; sometimes it is easy to see, as in this woodland idyll. But sometimes we have to search for the beauty that we know is there, and sometimes just to search is enough.
Not far from London, but seeming a million miles away from the hustle and bustle of that modern city life, is this Old Millhouse, somewhere in rural Essex, England.
An interesting setting, it speaks of industry, because this would once have housed a thriving business powered by the never-ending flow of water that could be harnessed to Man’s design. But what once would have been the height of modernity is now a relic of past times, and long gone industry.
The trees have grown and the building weathered, so that is now easy to imagine that the mill is actually part of nature; it has grown into the countryside that surrounds it.
But the river carries on regardless. It is unconcerned with the comings and goings of industry, with the habits of mankind. It continues to meander its way across the countryside, bringing fresh new life wherever it flows.
This image, with its mix of natural and man-made, suites itself particularly well to a formal room, hall or small office environment. Its feeling of history and renewal will provide an uplifting tone to any location.
For centuries the Parish Church has stood at the center of the village, and the heart of the village people.
Generations of families have been welcomed into the world here, have married, raised a family, and finally been laid to rest here.
The walls seep history, and not just the broad sweep of history that affects a whole nation.
Personal histories are told here in the wooden pews and the used hymnals. People have come here to celebrate and to mourn, to rejoice and to cry, to exalt and to lament.
The solid walls of the church have seen it all, known it all, and accepted it all. This is not just a building; it is carries the spirit of generations.
Evening brings an end to a busy work day, and we trudge our weary way home, head bowed beneath the worries and cares of our day.
Then we look up, and catch sight of the sun just vanishing below the horizon.
It is a subtle and intriguing sunset, with dark clouds spiraling above the village on the other bank, but above them white iridescent clouds shine with light with patches of darkening blue sky showing through. The water itself seems to be alive with motion, a mottled effect that reflects the fading sun in patches.
This day is almost over, its triumphs and disappointments will soon be fading memories. A new day, full of opportunities, will be here tomorrow. But for now it is evening and Nature has put on a light show just for us. We walk on homeward with a smile on our face and hope in our heart
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What more attractive sight after a winter walk along the towpath than the traditional British Pub.
The whitewashed walls reflect in the water, and the weeping willow seems to invite us in as it swoops low over the narrow boats moored to the river bank.
Although it is a cool day, the sun shining in the pastel blue sky make it warm enough for us to consider sitting outside to contemplate the British countryside over a pint.
As we cycle along the North Norfolk Coast, our route takes us inland across pastureland, and then to a small pond, where we see a single horse standing looking eastward.
We get closer and stop, but the horse remains motionless and seemingly intent on some far off vision. We notice that he is standing by the fence that comes down to the pond, as if his intention was to go further, but his movement has been stopped. His gaze never moves, his stance never alters, only the occasional twitch of the eyes gives away that there is some part of him that is aware of our existence.
This image is strangely haunting, speaking of far off memories and imagined locations far from this peaceful scene. A good time to contemplate our life and our journey.
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