Whenever I go out whether its to the shops or on one of my walks around a nature reserve or my usual lunchtime walk along the riverbank, I take the time to take a look around at my changing surroundings.
A new bypass has opened on my journey to work, which I don’t need to use but it has the knock on effect that my journey time has increased.
The riverside has changed a lot in the last few years, with building being demolished, new buildings taking their place and the addition of a new river bridge.
Nature changes from season to season. Leaves change colour, Flowers bloom, birds build nests and eggs are laid and chicks .
This time of year is a good time to watch birds feeding at bird tables.
And in Spring you can see
If you take time to look.
I find going for a walk clears my mind and often inspires my writing. I also get to meet the most interesting people, from avid birdwatchers who are more than happy to share their latest sightings, to the artist who paints what he sees.
Posted in Birdwatching, Lakes, Photos, River, Routine, Writing
Tagged Artist, Birdwatching, Inspiration, Lontailed Tit, meeting people, Moorhen, nature, River, Robin, Sheep, Walking, Winter, Writing
Sometimes I capture the most unexpected shot…..
I had been walking around one of my usual country parks and had decided to take a few shots of the wildfowl on one of the lakes, when I saw a flash of blue in front of the lens as I was composing my shot.
Then of course it’s always worth just pointing the camera and see what its sees along the shores of the lake.
And sometimes you may get an unexpected bonus!
If you look closely at the Great Crested Grebe on the nest you will see Junior hitching a ride
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Tagged Birdwatching, Great Crested Grebe, Lakes, nature, Nesting, photography, Walking
Flicking through old photo albums, or clicking on digital images on your PC. Its the same. That moment in time when you pressed the shutter and captured that image.
Posted in Birdwatching, Lakes, Memories, Photos, Uncategorized
Tagged Autumn, Birdwatching, Memories, nature, photography, Walking, Winter
As I wander around from place to place (with my trusty camera) I see buildings old and new. Some still in regular use, and others just waiting, waiting until they are ‘repurposed’
I see a lot of churches, large and small, and I wonder if those who built them ever thought of how long the building would last.
or how these stately homes would adapt and survive
This building below
however has had many uses throughout the years.
Posted in Buildings, Churches, Memories, Photos, Uncategorized, Writing
Tagged Buildings, Churches, Inspiration, Memories, photography, Walking
I love to watch birds in flight
Sometimes I am not quite quick enough
or close enough
to get the shot I would like
but I still love to watch birds in flight.
Looking back on some old photos
Bedford’s very own Pyramid!
The changing face of the river
Buildings being demolished
New ones being built
get a new purpose
And not a Swan in sight!
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Tagged Bedford, Great Ouse, Looking Back, Memories, Old Builings, photography, Pyramid, Recording the Past, River