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A DM's Topographical Terminology List

Whether DM’ing or Playing I find it really off-putting to call every single rise the party meets a ‘Hill’ and every body of water either a ‘River’ or a ‘Lake’. 1,367 more words


Trees of Padstow

An early morning walk into town gave me a chance to photograph more trees for the project The Trees Of Padstow. 40 more words

Capturing Moments In Time

Zig Zag

like the teeth of a zipper
brown and ground emerge
opening to spring


Place-Names: Getting to Know Brussels, Getting to Know Schaerbeek

I first visited Schaerbeek in mid-January when I was in the mad and desperate throes of writing my PhD proposal. As we were both keen to visit the famous Brussels flea market on Monday morning, I had agreed to go up to stay at Lukas’s parents house on Sunday night. 1,984 more words


Create great looking hillshaded maps in QGIS

In this tutorial I will show you how to create a Hillshaded topographic map in QGIS. We will be using Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) data, a near global Digital Elevation Model (DEM) collected in February 2000 aboard NASA’s… 706 more words


The Swing Guitarist: The Man & The Artist

I started off the night by wanting to know his name so badly that it felt like every moment before the point I could ask him I was treading on hot coals. 1,541 more words


Life's Rollercoaster

Life is but a roller coaster
On the waves of experience
Rolling in on the crests
Being submerged in the troughs
Where the highs and the lows… 28 more words