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Landscape & Day 7 of a Nature Challenge week

I’m completing this 7 day challenge by opening up the view from the week’s detailed look at nature  to the wider context – and co-incidentally joining the weekly photo challenge theme of Landscape

This is a Londoner’s landscape. A bridge over the river Lea to Walthamstow Marshes; the fen in the city. In the 1970s the site was proposed for gravel extraction until local activists campaigned to allocate the marshes as an area of special interest. It was the re-discovered presence of rare Adders Tongue Ferns among tall sedge on South Marsh which had an added impact on saving the area from ultimate destruction.

Nature teems with life in these ancient water meadows – one only has to read the survey by the Save the Marshes Campaign  to appreciate the biodiversity that lives here within just a few miles of central London.bridge on walthamstow marshesNature Challenge Days 1-6 Gallery:-

AS PART OF THE CHALLENGE RULES, I AM SUPPOSED TO NOMINATE ANOTHER BLOGGER BUT THIS IS THE BIT I DON’T LIKE SO AM JUST HAPPY TO HIGHLIGHT SOMEONE INSTEAD – TAKE A LOOK AT Lynn Wohlers’ blue brightly. Her nature images are eye-watering

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16 thoughts on “Landscape & Day 7 of a Nature Challenge week

  1. Your 7-day gallery is just lovely, Laura. Today we’ve been of like mind, combining landscape and day 7 of the photo challenge. The notion of a fen in the city is magical, and your photo full of mystery and watchfulness.

  2. The first photo has a English look .
    Have you ever read “Three men in a boat ” by Jeromle K Jerome . This photo makes me think of this book.
    Love ❤
    michel

    1. of yes of course Michel – that was the Thames but the leisure feeling is the same: “I like work; it fascinates me. I can sit and look at it for hours.””

  3. Cool. I love that small objects can be part of landscape! Reminded me of this lady who was hunting shells in the beach while I was taking sunrise photos. Good memories. Thanks for sharing!

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