Monday, 19 March 2012

Over the weekend.

Quiet weekend really. Saturday morning we strolled down to one of the off line pools that are supposed to enable the water weed to survive the onslaught of boats daring to use a canal. Canals were designed for boats weren't they? Silly of me, I should have realised that those 18thC. entrepreneurs wanted to create a linear nature reserve.

Actually the pools are quite attractive even at this time of year before the flora and fauna get into full swing.

This pool has been claimed by a pair of swans who are busily constructing a nest on the island,

as well as spending some time courting, in spring a young swans fancy ..............!

The early violets were blooming alongside the towpath and there are now primroses in profusion.
Sunday morning I peered out the side hatch and, beside what appears to be a herd of yetis that have come down to drink, there in the canal was a reflection of a rainbow. I couldn't get rainbow and reflection in the same picture so

here's the rainbow. "Toto, I've a feeling we're not in Kansas anymore".

Watch this space...............

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