Some glorious weather around at the moment and the early morning walk is featuring a lot of blue sky. Here’s one of the Pill boxes on my route that is rapidly disappearing under all the summer growth.
I was wandering up to our local polling station to exercise my constitutional right when I noticed the little playground was empty.
I’ve photographed this playground before – a long time ago, and I was pondering whether I could use this again for a shot when I noticed this abandoned doll. No doubt someone is rather upset this evening…
After I had taken a few shots I popped her on the “fort” where there is at least a little cover so she should be OK if the rains come.
I’ve taken this shot a few times and never really been happy with the result…here’s an infra-red version…still not happy!
Occasionally we get the odd Greylag Goose paying a visit to Doctors Pond and this chap was a fine specimen, strutting his stuff amongst the squabbling ducks and Canada Geese. Sad to report that we are down to 4 ducklings now from the original 7.
A very rude woman sat in a convertible car started shouting at me as I stopped to take this photograph…she was, apparently, watching a chap drag in a fish from the pond…something that happens about 40 times a day during the fishing season, What the silly woman didn’t realise was that, if she simple asked politely I would happily have backed away…strangely haranguing me from her car didn’t achieve the result she wanted. They moved the car along to continue their surveillance of the “fisherman” uninterpreted by my use of the public footpath!
I ended up with this picture of the Easter decorations that had been added to the barrier 😉
I have no idea what he had done…perhaps it was something to do with the tree in the background 😉
More cuteness from around Doctor’s Pond this morning…plenty more pictures after the break…
This was one frustrated goose!
It was all happening down at Doctors Pond this evening…with the first batch of ducklings having arrived not long ago. Whilst it took a while I can report that this youngster worked out how to get out of the pond and rejoin mother…after a few attempts of attempting to leap out of the pond the duckling finally noticed the ramp leading out of the water next to him!
I wasn’t expecting the quite thick mist that greeted me this morning, but it was a mild morning and spring certainly feels like it’s in the air…the oil seed rape is already flowering and there is an abundance of blossom around Great Dunmow at the moment…