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This month we are looking at Brown. The colour of Mother Earth.
They call Dungeness the desert of England, though experts observe that, lacking both the dearth of water and the extreme differential in night and day temperatures, it fulfils none of the desert criteria.
It is certainly a uniquely beautiful site where you can capture some intriguing photographs with its lighthouses, abandoned fishing boats, wooden cabins and thriving wildlife.What browns can you find in your world?
Every week Sue from ‘A Word in Your Ear’ dips into her English Oxford dictionary and picks a word on the page that it falls open at. The challenge is to post a photograph, poem, story – whatever the genre you like best to describe what that word means to you.
On the way home from a trip to Kent a couple of years ago we decided to go via Dungeness headland which is one of the largest expanses of shingle in the Europe, and is classified as Britain’s only desert by the Met office.
It’s an odd place, a flat landscape with a few unusual houses and abandoned boats and gardens with random items washed-up from the sea used to create some kind of weird sculpture.
Add to this a huge nuclear power station and a tiny steam railway with steam puffing into the air and you get the impression that there is a very unusual atmosphere in this vast desolate landscape.