What a lovely day for a walk this morning and as soon as I dropped down below the lock I was again lucky enough to see the Kingfisher. He fishes the stretch between Langley Mill lock and Eastwood lock every morning so I pretty well expect to see him on a daily basis.
The mist was rising from the water and the glare of the sun was blinding so seeing anything was difficult but what I did see when looking across Anchor bridge was what appeared to be steam rising from the fence. Nothing unusual in that but it was the way it was streaming across. Not something one sees every day.
Veering off the towpath I cut across the fields. Loads of birds around, some of which I'll post on my wildlife blog. Off course I'd forgotten about all the rain yesterday. Only had on my walking boots instead of wellies and my feet, as well as trouser bottoms, got very wet! Then I had to cut across the field of horses. This meant clambering over two stiles. Biggest problem was my legs were to short to reach over the center rail so you can imagine what happened next. I managed to get one leg over, sat on the rail and shuffled along and then promptly fell backward hard on my bum when I tried to get the other leg across! So there I was, bottom on floor and leg stuck up on the rail. Talk about feeling an idiot! Sooooo glad there was no one around to see it. Got myself down okay but then had to walk the rest of the way back to FS feeling a little moist from the waist down!
|I'm showing this stile as it is an exact replica of the one I had to get over. Except the other one was by a very muddy and very wet field.|
So here is my bug and macro fest.
|No not the planets in the solar system but Pearl droplets on a spiders web|
|still a few wild flowers in bloom|
|Tiny fungi in the horses field|
|Inside the sunflower|
|Bug enjoying what pollen remains in the Sunflower head|