Our local stretch of the canal has been a sanity-saver throughout the 12 months of lockdown or near-lockdown restrictions.
At any time of any day, of any month, of any season, of any year, there is always something different to see…..
……..like a watchful figurine, high in the hedgerow……..
……….or simply the changing shapes of the trees as leaves begin to obscure the branches….
…….or Canada Geese starting to pair up …..
…….or simply reflections of springtime blues and greens to enjoy…..
These pictures were taken one day last week on an early-ish morning walk along the towpath of the Lancaster Canal.
We’ve been a couple of times since then (before temperatures dropped to present level!) and again noticed different things. One day we saw an otter and a Great White Egret, both of which are extremely rare around here.
Lockdown has certainly been of benefit to wildlife.
This post was inspired by Becky’s April Squares Challenge: Bright.
Manja Mexi Mexcessive · 11 April 2021 at 14:56
This last photo is just stunning. These are my favourite colours. I even shared it on Facebook (I’m not sure that you saw that.)
Helen Bushe · 18 November 2022 at 21:46
Catching up. Thank you
ladysighs · 9 April 2021 at 18:46
Every season has something to offer. I imagine your pictures would be lovely in any season. 🙂
Helen Bushe · 10 April 2021 at 07:47
Thank you. Our local stretch of the canal has plenty to offer throughout the year. We love it.
bushboy · 9 April 2021 at 00:35
Wonderful photos Helen. I am glad you put up some of the images from the video 🙂 🙂
Helen Bushe · 9 April 2021 at 06:47
Thank you so much Brian. Have a good weekend.
susurrus · 8 April 2021 at 18:31
Some fantastic trees here!
Helen Bushe · 8 April 2021 at 18:37
Indeed they’re are. And I’ve got to know them very well over the last 12 months.
susurrus · 8 April 2021 at 18:40
I know the feeling!
Helen Bushe · 8 April 2021 at 19:15
BeckyB · 8 April 2021 at 17:54
oh to have this on your doorstep – how wonderful. The light and reflections are fabulous, so pleased you are back for squares.
Helen Bushe · 8 April 2021 at 18:08
Thanks Becky. It’s certainly not a bad place to be in lockdown .