I emerged from under the bridge and continued along the canal towpath, taking in the joys of sunshine, water and the many growing things. I spied these yellow flowers pointing out over the canal, and, leaning over the edge somewhat to investigate, I encountered this deep and dreamy, starry sky. A Duckweed Galaxy.
Archive for August 2011
A couple of days ago, in the beautiful sunshine, I took a little wander along the canal towpath, from underneath East Cross Route on the Hertford Union Canal, to Old Ford Lock on Regent’s Canal. I particularly love all the sections which are underneath bridges. The structures are always really interesting, be it stripy and metal [...]
During a break from the rain early this evening, I popped out on a little mission to join my local library. Raindrops were still dripping from trees and awnings, and the pavement was wet and glistening. I spied this leaf as I walked quickly past it…but it wasn’t more than a few steps later that [...]
Yet such a diversity of plants!
I wonder why this one row of brick in-betweens is flourishing with greens whilst every other row and column is empty? Could it be pure and simple coincidence that all the little plants have congregated in the same place? Or does this spot receive a perfect line of sunshine whilst all other sections are shaded [...]
Having already tried the more aggressive approach of hitting the lamppost head on whilst airborne…this little lime tree fruit (wholly unrelated to a real edible lime tree fruit) is now finding much more success using the far gentler approach of casually floating past the lamppost, in order to effect the desired shape change.
When was the last time you played with a feather? I found this one sticking out of a patch of grass; I think it once belonged to a pigeon. So I picked it up and have been playing with it. Close-up, the structure is beautiful – delicate and perfectly stripy. I really wanted to hear [...]