Sunken Lane

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Thursday 21st October 1999

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hedgebank FINE RAIN hangs like a mist. Overhead power lines crackle. Hillsides merge into low cloud.

The atmosphere, the sunken lane, the mysterious landscape glimpsed over the hedgebank, remind me of Dartmoor.

redwingsvalley in the drizzle Redwings and Blackbirds have gathered in the canal-side hawthorns. A Kingfisher skimming a few inches above the water, like a hovercraft, brings a welcome flash of bright colour.

Richard Bell
Richard Bell,
wildlife illustrator

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