This is a beautiful quiet spot which I could just sit and watch for hours. I can feel the pulse slowing down as I type. Near Newton Ferrers for those who like to know such things.
Another Birmingham photo. This time the magnificent new library. You have to have seen the old one to really appreciate how good this one is.
A view of Birmingham Council House watched over by Queen Victoria. Both looking very grand.
It may not be Venice but Birmingham (UK) has some great canals. This shot was taken in the heart of the city centre, where it’s still possible to escape the traffic and crowds and enjoy a drink, something to eat and a stroll in peace in Britain’s second city.
The Common Buzzard was once very far from common in the UK. It has recovered from serious persecution and the effects of poisoning from chemicals used in agriculture and pest control and now can be seen almost anywhere. This is one of a number I see when out walking locally. A magnificent bird by any standards and a sign that the environment is a lot healthier for them than it used to be.
Well it looks like they’re playing boo.
Spring is springing and we’ve enjoyed some warm sunshine and early colour. Absolutely glorious.
Regular readers of the blog will know how I enjoy walking along the canals in the UK. They are such peaceful places, and as you can see in the photo, a great place for a chat. I can usually find a scene I want to capture. I wish my camera captured smells. The smell of a coal fired stove brings back many memories.
This looks like one very angry duck. I think it’s the yellow eyes and the stare. A lovely handsome chap just the same.