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The Writer’s Almanac for October 4, 2016 | The Wild Swans at Coole | The Writer’s Almanac with Garrison Keillor

Because I’m fascinated by swans now, after writing a book about them (The Enchanted Swans, pub date March 8, 2017!), here are some swans for your day!   The Wild Swans at Coole by William Butler Yeats Source: The Writer’s

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Reviving the Ancient Visiting Traditions of Europe | The Wild Hunt

What a wonderful revival of an excellent tradition.   Opportunities to knock on the doors of neighbors — with the expectation that they will provide a gift upon the opening of the door — has largely been relegated to trick-or-treating customs.

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Jervaulx – the Forgotten Abbey

The Forgotten Abbey   Yorkshire is lush with ruined abbeys, golden bones left over from Henry VIII’s rampage across the religious landscape of England.  Nestled among it’s rolling dales you can find Fountains Abbey, Rievaulx Abbey, Bolton Abbey, Ripon Abbey,

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Posted in History, Photography, Travel
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