A record of wildlife in my garden and various trips to the Warwickshire countryside and occasionally further afield.
"To see a world in a grain of sand,
And a heaven in a wild flower,
Hold infinity in the palm of your hand
And eternity in an hour."
From "Auguries of Innocence"
by William Blake
Thursday, 13 August 2015
A Canal Walk
D and I had a walk along the canal from the village of Lowsonford last Saturday afternoon.
The sign on the window of this boat made me giggle!
Its a lovely stretch of canal and there were fewer people about the further you got from Lowsonford and the Fleur de Lys pub! If we had continued much further we would have reached the stretch we visited last year before we walked to Yarningale Common.
There's rather a lot of locks on this section!
This cast-iron sculpture is by Sir Antony Gormley and is one of a series of 5 commissioned by the Landmark Trust to celebrate the Charity's 50th Birthday. Apparently it weighs 700kg!
This Barrel-roofed Lock-keeper's House, built in 1812, is now a holiday cottage (Landmark Trust).
Whenever I see apple trees growing in the middle of nowhere I wonder who or what deposited the pip.
Unfortunately D didn't take the Canon Bridge so this photo of a damselfly is heavily cropped. I think its a female Banded Demoiselle but please correct me if I am wrong.
There were several groups of Mallard along the towpath and we also saw a juvenile Grey Wagtail - again could have done with the Canon camera.
A reminder that it will soon be time to go blackberrying!
We passed a stretch of canal that was used as a Permanent Mooring Base - felt really sorry for this little Christmas Tree and hope some-one returns to claim it.
A few photos of the various boats - some had tubs and pots of flowers all over the roof and round the door.
A few more pictures of the canal before we returned to Lowsonford
Lowsonford is a small, pretty village. A lovely area to live but you pay an awful lot over the odds for the privilege.
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