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April 5th, 2014 - Helen's journal and online home — LiveJournal
In which an old dog attempts to learn new tricks.

Also 7 ~ Green for the Flickr group 52 in 2014

It was a warm but damp and drizzly day. However, I did venture out this afternoon for a bit of exercise and to take photos.

Here are some new, bright green hawthorn leaves sprinkled with raindrops.

New green hawthorn leaves

I walked along the old railway that is now the Mawddach Trail. (Photo behind the cut...)Collapse )

Not far from home, I saw the first local lambs of the year. The farmers round here in North West Wales tend to lamb quite late. The ewes give birth outdoors, so we don't see lambs until April.

New lambs

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14/52 for the group 2014 Weekly Alphabet Challenge

This week's theme was: N is for Never again!

This nearly stumped me, until this morning, desperation led to inspiration.

The Mawddach Trail was one of the railway lines that succumbed to the Beeching Axe in the 1960s. It has now reinvented itself as a walking and cycling trail, as featured on a few TV programmes, including Michael Portillo's railway journeys following his trusty Bradshaw's guide.

Never again will a train run along this track, but I wondered what it might look like if one tried! :)

Old railway

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