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DOUGLAS FIRS | DUNSTER FOREST | SOMERSET

On the weekend just past myself, my husband and his family travelled for the weekend to Dunster, Somerset. We stayed at the most picturesque house suitable for many more people that came. However, we always have to allow for all the dogs that come in tow. The reason for the adventure was for a very special occasion. On 30th October we celebrated the 50th birthday of my stepfather in law. He is a very special person in our family and so the camera had to be out in order to capture his momentous birthday.

Dog-Portrait-Photography

During the weekend we made the mandatory dog walks which meant we visited some beautiful places including Dunster Forest which is depicted above, and the beach!

Frankie-Beach-Photography

“the camera had to be out in order to capture his momentous birthday”

 

 

 

As well as discovering some beautiful places in Dunster we also came across a gem in the form of D.Deakins, an artist based in the village. My husband and I like to bring home souvenirs from our travels so we purchased one of his paintings which is now hanging in our home. It will forever remind us of the memorable weekend in Somerset.

Since we have returned from our visit I found this beautiful poem written by the acclaimed poet Roger Taber whom was also inspired by the historical village of Dunster. I think it evokes a sense of what we felt visiting the village and area.

Dunster, Marking Time

Come clouds of steam or sea mist,
its castle ghosts watch over
Dunster village, shore and forest

Yarn market shell among the best,
(hear buyers and sellers barter)
come clouds of steam or sea mist

Where Benedictines have blessed
history’s customary makeover;
Dunster, village, shore and forest

At a water mill its days have kissed,
engage with past and future,
come clouds of steam or sea mist

Where packhorses once crossed
and nuns offered up a prayer;
Dunster village, shore and forest

Where Domesday stories persist,
along the Avill river…
come clouds of steam or sea mist,
Dunster village, shore and forest

I hope that you enjoyed hearing about my weekend away as much as I enjoyed sharing it.

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