To walk slowly along the roadside it’s surprising what you can see.
Recently I have walked around my neighbourhood with my camera, capturing shots of the roadside flowers.
Some times a tree trunk is not just a tree trunk , perhaps its a tree trunk with a snail on it
Sometimes you get lucky and get more than you first thought as you press the shutter
I love to see ‘old’ walls
And if you look over the wall, you may see the entrance to the Secret Garden
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Tagged Flowers, Insects, Inspiration, nature, photography, Snails, Summer, Walking, wildflowers
Last weekend in the sunshine I strolled around Rushden Hall Park.
Guests were arriving for a Wedding so I turned my attention to The Rushden Museum
Its a very small museum but a little gem.
Would you believe these next two images are of the public conveniences
Some views of the park
and some of the ‘locals’
This park has a designated area for dogs ‘off lead’
It seems well used but has divided opinion amongst park users
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Tagged Autumn, Buildings, Museum, nature, Park, photography, Rushden, Sunshine, Trees
For a walk around a Local Nature Reserve (LNR)
No visitor centres, no other people. Just Nature!
Alas no sounds of yellow-hammers singing about bread and no cheese.
Just the alarm calls of the pheasants and other ground nesting birds as I ventured too close to them on my walk.
It the distance I could hear……….. the roar of a train as it hurtled along the tracks.
In seconds it was gone.
Peace at last
After along walk around the meadow (always following the paths laid out)
I returned to my starting point, collecting only memories and photos.
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Tagged Birdwatching, Canon UK, DSLR, Flowers, Inspiration, Memories, nature, photography, Summer, Walking
This weekend I took a short walk along a country road.
As the cars whizzed by I took the time to look around me, to see what is missed when you travel by car.
Today I embarked on a long Sunday morning walk, before it got too hot!
My walk took me along a bridleway, and after a few minutes the sound of traffic with the sound of birdsong.
Butterflies flitted from flower to flower, bees buzzed.
Horses grazed in their field
and as I looked across the fields
I spied this little chap
The ground is still very dry as the heatwave continues.
All in all a pleasant Sunday morning walk, meeting a few dog walkers, and the constant sound of yellowhammers singing in the distance.
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Tagged Birdwatching, butterfly, conversations, Inspiration, meeting people, nature, photography, Summer, Walking
I like to take photos from slightly different viewpoints.
I also like to photograph a particular feature of a building inside
and sometimes the traditional shot
even if the trees get in the way.
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Tagged Buildings, Church, Churchyard, History, Inspiration, Mindfullness, nature, Old Buildings, photography, Quietness, Spring, Viewpoint, Writing
The early morning mist hung around this April morning, so these images look as though they were taken earlier than 11am.
It was so quiet as I walked through the churchyard, then I heard the distinctive sound of crows and a dog barking in the distance.
It was a little chilly (compared to yesterday) but a pleasant walk to recharge the batteries and ready for the following week.
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Tagged Inspiration, nature, photography, Spring, Walking
Just a few photos from last years day trip to Woburn Abbey and Gardens
As you can see this little chap was more than happy to pose for his photo
His friends were a little shy, though they are very vocal birds
These next shots remind me of all the secret passages from all the Enid Blyton books I read as a child
It was a great day out, one I hope to repeat as there is always something interesting to see.
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Tagged Birdwatching, Enid Blyton, Flowers, Memories, nature, photography, Summer, Woburn Abbey Gardens
On a very chilly but sunny Sunday afternoon
I took a quick walk though Foster Hill Road Cemetery Bedford
I was there to listen to a very entertaining talk by author Ruth Hogan (Keeper of Lost Things) but took the time to take a few photos with my trusty camera on my way out.
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Tagged Birdwatching, Cemetery, Churchyard, Inspiration, meeting people, Memories, nature, photography, Walking, Winter, Writing
It was a little chilly out side yesterday (Sunday) so I took a brisk walk rather than my usual saunter.
However shortly after this photo was taken, it began to rain which turned very quickly into sleet.