I used to be indecisive…

…but now I'm not so sure


Early November walk by the canal

Late afternoon on a sunny day in early November seemed like the perfect opportunity for a stroll in the park and along by the canal.

Walking up the path towards the canal bridge, there are signs of autumn on the ground, but there are still plenty of green leaves on these trees.

I took a brief detour to look at the site of an old, small watermill, which you can’t usually access, but water levels were low and so I could get over to it.

I then resumed my usual route, crossing the canal bridge first before walking along the tow path.


The autumn colours were glowing in the late afternoon.

This large watermill has been turned into apartments.

On my way back now and this narrow boat owner had decided it was chilly enough to light the fire.

I don’t blame him – I was headed home for a warming drink.

I’m linking up with Jo’s Monday Walk.



Hovering around on a sunny day

Marmalade hoverfly on Gazania flower

It was lucky that this hoverfly was taking its time on the flowers yesterday, and wasn’t bothered about me being very close to it, which gave me the chance to focus my camera and get a decent shot.

That’s my six words for this Saturday.  For more sets of six words visit Debbie at Travel With Intent.

Hope you have a good weekend.


Weekly photo challenge: Transient

Two shells on the beach.  What stories could they tell about where they have been?  Where will they go with the next high tide, or will they be picked up and taken to someone’s home?

Ainsdale Beach, Merseyside, April 2017



Weekly Photo Challenge


A bittern hides in the reeds

Recently I went to the RSPB’s Minsmere reserve on the Suffolk coast and spent a few happy hours observing the wide range of birds that were either resident there, or passing visitors.  Those of us who happened to be in the right place at the right time were the envy of the other visitors when we saw (and heard) a bittern.

“A thickset heron with all-over bright, pale, buffy-brown plumage covered with dark streaks and bars. It flies on broad, rounded, bowed wings. A secretive bird, very difficult to see, as it moves silently through reeds at water’s edge, looking for fish. The males make a remarkable far-carrying, booming sound in spring. Its dependence on reedbeds and very small population make it an Amber List species.”  (From the RSPB website)

Oh look! His head is peeping out from the reeds!

We can see a bit more now.

Patience is rewarded as he breaks cover for a short while.

I’m linking this post with Debbie’s Six Word Saturday.