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Beyond the Lone Islands

Wednesday, 17 February 2010

A Sunny Snowy Countryside Walk (2)

Behind the Mill, a path goes on over a small island, embraced by two different arms of the river. We continued our walk across it to the next bridge. The area is a nature reserve. In the summer, the island is a sort of meadow, with quite a few rare plants. This winter, it is a vast white field.

Hopefully the information on this signpost was not too important.

Half way across the island.

The other arm of the river.
This turned out to have its own set of ice formations.

On the other side of the river, the path leads on into the wood.
We did not go further this time, but turned around...

... and walked back towards the Mill.


Sandra said...

the ice formations are incredible. and i have a passion for trees, so the photo of the twisted trees speaks to me. I can't wait to see what this looks like in the summer when the ice is gone.

DawnTreader said...

Sandra, I was looking earlier to see if I had summer pictures of those twisted trees but I only found one of the tree/bush that you can see in the background behind/between those two. That and one or two other winter/ summer comparisons will be coming up on my other blog later this week.

GB said...

I enjoyed that walk very much. It keeps making me think that consant summers are not always Good Things, just Warmer Things.

DawnTreader said...

Yes. I may sigh a lot about winter because it is long and cold and does make some things difficult. But I don't think constant summer would really agree with me either. For one thing, I then have problems with allergies. My favourite climate of the year is a fine early autumn - September, October... Worst allergy season over, and still not too cold!

Dan Felstead said...

Dawn Treader your photos are beautiful...I looked at them 2 or 3 times...such clarity and sharpness and bright colors.


DawnTreader said...

Thanks Dan. We were so lucky with the weather that day. Really the most perfect day for winter photographs, and the red buildings add a lot too.


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