Archive for the ‘Water’ Category


I went for a walk today in the aftermath of Halloween and saw this ghost leaf making its way home.


Mostly I really love heavy rain, especially when it comes along after days of hot stickiness and freshens up the atmosphere. I like climbing onto walls and hanging off railings to avoid big puddles, or splish-splashing through them depending on my current welly-wearing status. I love watching it streak downwards especially when it falls dead […]

Chip Chop

Chip chop chip chop all day long, with a great big pair of shears. After a couple of enthusiastic hours my left hand started involuntarily shaking due to the unfamiliar and intensely repetitious movement – and it didn’t stop until two days later. All this chopping / slicing / hacking was fun though, especially as […]

New Curtains

I woke up this morning to discover that my window had produced its own curtains in the cold of the night. Luckily they’re the type made of vertical strips, so I could view the riotous delights of autumn colour, attached to the tree opposite, through the thin slits carved out by dribbling water droplets.

Frills Attached

On my way to the shops to buy some carrots (on the off-chance that it will snow again and I shall build a snowman in need of a nose) I discovered these crinkly-edged paving stones, decorated with frilly inside borders, as if inscribed by an unsteady hand. It got me to wondering. Why would the […]

Jump In!

I love these times: after a deluge of rain, the clouds form a little gap for the sun to shine through, and the whole world glows and glistens in response.  Plus, there are always plenty of puddles lying around; gateways to a parallel universe. The trick is to not step in any by accident, but […]

Is there anybody out there?

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.

Water Under The Bridge

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 […]

Alternative Solutions

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.

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