wild landscapes


I am lucky that I can still walk from my house (daily exercise) to look at this view. It lifts my heart, even though I know I cannot walk on those sandy beaches for a while. So near and yet so far.

Whilst we are confined to #StayAtHome I will be posting photos from around my house and garden to hopefully cheer us all up.


  1. Jo Shafer says:

    And they do, your garden pictures, Jude. But what’s “the stuff” coming over from Europe? Essential industries? Keep safe.

    1. Heyjude says:

      “Low winds have potentially pushed agricultural ammonia, particulates from fires and industry pollution over continental Europe towards the British Isles” and we apparently have the worst of it 😦

  2. Arkenaten says:

    Lovely views. We can’t even walk the dog!

    1. Heyjude says:

      What? You can’t walk the dog? Good job you have a large garden, but what about folk without?

      1. Arkenaten says:

        Indeed! SA Minister of Police, Cele, has banned it, so if one lives in a flat, going round in circles is the only option – until one goes around the bend, that is.
        I have an old friend up in Chester – my old home town – who walks his dog all over. (on his own and mostly in parks and wotnot.) Although today he was out in the city today, City Walls, Grosvenor Park and down by the river Dee. He took photos and it looks empty. My mum takes her dog out now and then, and even though she is a fit 82 I have asked her to be cautious. Not that she listens to a ”lighty” like me, of course!

        1. Heyjude says:

          I hope she stays safe. The OH only walks locally and doesn’t go anywhere near people. I still have to go to the supermarket. But not the beach 😒

        2. Arkenaten says:

          My mum doesn’t walk to the beach either – Rhyl is a bit too far, even for her! πŸ™‚

  3. Murtagh's Meadow says:

    A beautiful view indeed. I love the coast too and would find it very hard to look at that view and not want to go for a walk there.

    1. Heyjude says:

      It is tempting and probably doable since there is little traffic on the roads. Not sure I’d be able to explain to the police why I have the need to be 4 miles from home though.

  4. Joanne Sisco says:

    All of our worlds have become a lot smaller in the past several weeks. Last year at this time I was on a massive road trip through northern France. Now I feel apprehensive about the 5km trip to get groceries. What a difference a year makes!

    … but we will continue to do what needs to be done until this plague can be brought under control. For now, every day I go outside to check for signs of life from my garden. Except for the tulips (which don’t even have buds yet), nada. Soon enough, everything will be exploding and I’ll be whining about weeds πŸ˜‰

    1. Heyjude says:

      I have just come in from a couple of hours in the garden, weeding, cutting back old growth on perennials so the new growth can come through and then giving everything a good watering! Amazing how time flies!

      1. Joanne Sisco says:

        I consider it still too chilly to be outdoors doing yard work … and watering is the last thing we need right now!

  5. Cathy says:

    What stupendous photograph. Hoping you’ll be back on your walks soon!

    1. Heyjude says:

      It is frustrating not to be able to walk along the coast and these beaches, but I’d have to drive to reach there and that isn’t allowed. I hope that these restrictions can be lifted soon.

  6. susurrus says:

    It is a treat just to have the view and you’ll appreciate it all the more when you can get back there again.

    1. Heyjude says:

      Oh, you have no idea how much I’ll appreciate a walk on those sands.

      1. susurrus says:

        I think I can come close to imagining that. I caught myself looking at pictures of Harlow Carr’s spring woodland garden with something more approaching anguish than appreciation, but I’ve pulled myself together. (Sigh)

        1. Heyjude says:

          I think the problem is that although we are missing out, we also realise that these places will still be there next year. The worry is, we might not.

  7. I’m in quarantine and working on a post about beautiful beaches to help pass the time. Which brought me to your post! Thank you for sharing such beautiful photos!

    1. Heyjude says:

      You are most welcome 😊

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