Tag Archives: River

After the Festival

The clean up continues

and gradually the river returns to normal

The Canada Geese on Patrol

Whilst a few ducks enjoy the sunshine

sitting by the river

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Before the Festival

There will be plenty of photos of the Bedford River Festival, so I thought I would post a few photos before the estimated three hundred thousand visitors descended.

Though some arrived early

and some were practicing

whilst others stayed on guard

and enjoyed a snooze………….

and the youngsters had a good look around

Come back later to see after the River Festival

 

 

A Riverside Stroll

It’s been so hot lately that I have tended just to sit beside the riverside at lunchtime.  However I never miss a chance to add to my collection of photos.

Sunday

It’s Sunday. Growing up in my household,  it was always the day when not much happened. It was the day when cars were washed (by hand) Usually by me to earn a little bit of extra pocket-money. Newsagents opened for a few hours. Definitely closed by 1pm. Teenagers worked on their bicycles or if they were old enough on their first car.  You could smell the roast dinners cooking in each household.  One of our neighbours would always pass over the fence the chicken giblets for our cats to eat (we had three)
One of our cats loved cooked chicken so much so she would sit down in front of the oven as it cooked!

Once lunch was finished, the afternoon was usually the time for a trip around garden centres and DIY stores.  I never really enjoyed these trips as a youngster as I suffered with hay-fever and was allergic to a lot of things contained within them.  We often would go out for a ‘drive’ to nowhere in particular.

I wasn’t to know that years later these little trips around Bedfordshire would be a great help in my working life right up to the present.

One of the places we would go to was right on our door step so to speak. Bedford River. The Great Ouse.

The view from ‘The County Bridge’ better known as Prebend Street Bridge.
The view facing the Town Bridge

The view of the Town Bridge from the opposite direction

John Bunyan boat cruising on the river.

 

A classic shot of the suspension bridge

Sundays

Mondays, Tuesdays ………. it doesn’t matter what day of the week it is. I just love to photograph birds.

Sometimes it’s easier to count the family members than others.

 

Or seeing where they have decided to build a nest this year

Looking Forward

After the Beast from the East I am looking forward to Spring

Because you never know what you may see.

Through the Window

I work in a building on the riverbank, and if I glance through one window I get to see……

Cormorants

Waiting to Strike…..

Unfortunately I only had a camera phone to take the pictures.  Usually I would only see one or two (not six) by the boathouse on pontoons the other side of the river.

I often get to see a heron waiting patiently ready to pounce for its lunch, when I go for mine.

As well as Swans and the Canada geese…..

 

Others too……. like to frequent the river

And then Homeward Bound…..