Sherwood Forest.

"During the holidays I used to build a kind of hut under a yew tree, using dead branches and bracken.  In order to make it waterproof I would pile on the top heap after heap of bracken which also succeeded in making it light-proof as well.  I used to like to lie in the darkness for a long time and then suddenly rush out into the sunshine.  The sudden change from blackness to light made everything so clear and beautiful to my eyes, like taking a photograph, I used to think.  Then when I was in school or had to stay at home I would close my eyes for a time, suddenly open them, and I would get a brief glimpse of my forest".

Extract from "Coal-Miner" written by G.A.W. Tomlinson (b. 1905) and published in 1937.

I hope you find something that you like on this photo-blog.  These images show things that stop me, make me look, admire, connect, wonder and to sometimes just simply question what is or what might be going on.

Please also keep an eye on Adam Dunning's blog and also the galleries on his website.  Recent work includes his 'Beside the Seaside, Beside the Sea' gallery which has received very favourable reviews and his very latest gallery where he has captured images of 'Mr Marvels Showtime USA Fun Park'.  Adam's blog posts also feature some wonderful images from around Scarborough, Whitby, Filey, Bempton and Cayton plus Sunk Island on the north bank of the River Humber.

Mick Fattorini's exhibition 'Scarborough 1963 - 1970' at the Woodend Gallery, Scarborough has now closed although I popped along a few times for a good look.  For 2020, Mick will be exhibiting his latest work very soon in Leicester.  See here his website and for more information about the exhibitions.

Sherwood Forest

Ash. Field Marker (Top Hall Wood, Thorpe Common)

Near the Shire Oak.  Sherwood Forest Boundary.

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Boundary Plantation.

Sciryuda Sherwood Forest, Nottinghamshire.

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The Shire Oak, Firbeck Common.

Close to the border of three counties.  Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire and Yorkshire.

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Ancient Oak.  Clipstone Old Quarter.

Sciryuda Sherwood Forest, Nottinghamshire.

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Phoenix Oak.  Clipstone Old Quarter.

Sciryuda Sherwood Forest, Nottinghamshire.

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Sunrise.  The Birklands.

Sciryuda Sherwood Forest, Nottinghamshire.

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An Awakening.  Clipstone Old Quarter.

Sciryuda Sherwod Forest, Nottinghamshire.

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Field Markers.

Sciryuda Sherwood Forest, Nottinghamshire.

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And yet the mist reveals . . .  The Birklands.

Sciryuda Sherwood Forest, Nottinghamshire.

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Hope (iii) - Perhaps a few days.  The Lings.

Sciryuda Sherwood Forest, Nottinghamshire.

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Hope ( ii ) - One day. The Lings.

Sciryuda Sherwood Forest, Nottinghamshire.

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Hope ( i ).  The Lings.

Sciryuda Sherwood Forest, Nottinghamshire.

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Ancient Oak and modern Pines.  Cabin Plantation.

Sciryuda Sherwod Forest, Nottinghamshire.

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Heartwood exposed.  Ancient Oak (believed to have been forced or vandalised).  The Birklands.

Sciryuda Sherwood Forest, Nottinghamshire.

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Oak Leaves.  The Birklands.

Sciryuda Sherwood Forest, Nottinghamshire.

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Green Lane, The Birklands

Sciryuda Sherwod Forest, Nottinghamshire.

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Silver Birch and Oak.  The Lings.

Sciryuda Sherwood Forest, Nottinghamshire.

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Oak and Beechwood, The Lings.

Sciryuda Sherwood Forest, Nottinghamshire.

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Ash.  Field Marker.  The Lings.

Sciryuda Sherwood Forest, Nottinghamshire.

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The Lings.

Sciryuda Sherwood Forest, Nottinghamshire.