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Riverbank erosion control

Riverbank erosion control at Brandon

Back in late 2012 the Breamish Valley saw heavy flooding. So heavy that parts of the bank of the River Breamish suffered mass failure. This was particularly evident at Brandon, just on the bend of the river opposite Brandon Farm.

This photo, taken on 29 June 2012, shows a relatively gently bend in the river to the right at Brandon Farm, as viewed from the Branton footbridge.

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Powburn sunset

Powburn sunset was magnificent!

Did you see the sunset tonight?

It was spectacular: bright reds, oranges, yellows, magentas and blues. I managed to get some photos before it disappeared forever. You can see how rich the colours were. None of the photos on this page are enhanced and I didn’t use any filters. They are exactly as they came out of the camera.

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Dog rose

I’m grateful…

“Some people grumble that roses have thorns; I am grateful that thorns have roses.”
– Alphonse Karr, A Tour Round My Garden

June and July is a great time to see roses flowering throughout the Breamish Valley. By far the most common is the dog rose. It can be seen scrambling over hedges and fences at the moment – its sweet-scented pink or white flowers quite conspicuous.

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Spring has sprung!

Spring has sprung in the Breamish Valley!

There’s not much to say really. Just take a look at what’s taking place in the Breamish Valley. Life everywhere!

What a wonderful place to be!

Spring has sprung.
The grass has riz.
I wonder where the birdie is?
The bird is on the wing
But that’s absurd
Because the wing is on the bird!

Poem often attributed to Ogden Nash
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