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A Dartmoor Diary from Beautiful Chagford

A Dartmoor Diary from Beautiful Chagford


By 'The Photographer's Assistant'

"There should be laughter after pain, there should be
sunlight after rain, these things have always been the same, so why worry now?" (Mark Knoppfler)

The last day of winter happened last Friday.

The Photographer went for a walk to the furthest extreme of the garden. He found that the wild plum tree had been pulled and pushed out of the ground by the wind and a large rambling rose. It was a very sad occasion. The rose had been given to them when The Daughter had been away a great deal and they had loved to sit and admire it in early summer. The Photographer hated using chain saws himself, so he rang up for a tree surgeon and began the process of cutting the brash away. It was the last sad act of the terrible wind that had driven them mad on the moor all these months.

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