Signs, scenery and a pony in the woods

This was the view I had from Three Crosses Community Centre whilst waiting for the rest of the dragonfly hunting group I was with last week. It was very pleasant sitting in the sun with a light breeze to cool me.

Looking across the Gower Peninsula, it struck me that there were a lot of signposts. However, they did not spoil the view but rather created an interesting mix of patterns and structures through which I could see the natural beauty of the landscape.

We accept or learn to accept a lot of things in our need for order in society and the power we want to run our lives – like the millions of electricity pylons and increasing number of wind mills, sky scraper skylines and network of roads to name but a few of the interruptions to our views. We want what they bring and they do not necessarily spoil the view – it is more a matter of how you think about them.

Having said that, there should be balance in everything and we cannot afford to lose much more of our natural habitat – after all, the horses need their shade!

Signs and Scenery

Signs and Scenery Pony in the Woods

Pony in the Woods

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    • Thanks. There were a load of them taking the shade but only these two would look at me. There a many, many wild horses (still owned) roaming on open land in Wales and it is lovely to see them.

  1. I’ve unfortunately had many parcels of land “shot out from under me,” i.e. developed, over the 14 years that I’ve been doing nature photography in central Texas. It seems to be a universal phenomenon.

  2. Just cos Texas is so big doesn’t mean the natural land isn’t valued – unfortunately it is valued by the developers as well . . . it’ll all end in tears!

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