Along the canal

Along the  canal

This afternoon I took Veronica for a push along the towpath of the Tiverton Canal .No grand vistas - no cascades of tumbling water just dark still water with the occasional V shaped ripple which hinted of sinister stirrings beneath the glasslike surface -a voracious pike maybe .The canal meanders its lazy way between corn stubble fields - its banks lined with bullrushes and water iris which are hosts to a multitude of wildlife .Small brown indefinable birds flitted in and out barely giving you time to glimpse them .But then there was the exotic metallic blue flash of a kingfisher as he patrolled his kingdom - and as we rounded a wooded corner coming towards us was a family of swans serenely gliding in regimented order-could I resist taking a picture - of course not !

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  • They knew you were coming... had been practising for weeks for this moment! :-)

  • George as always lovely, looks so calm. Yvonne x

  • Lovely description and really good photo. I like the reflections of the deep blue sky, the swan's necks, especially the leader and the tree trunks. I also like the bull rush standing to attention as the swans pass by. I want to paint it, along with the dozens of other photo's I hope to paint one day.

    I'm pleased you had a lovely walk.....may there be many more.

    X

  • You are a wizard, George. Magical things appear around you. That is an unbelievably gorgeous photograph. Thank you so much for sharing that moment. It gave me a sweet taste of serenity, much needed. best, easterncedar

  • ❤️❤️❤️

  • Wish i was there. Janexx

  • Gorgeous

  • Lovely photo. Can just picture the scene, especially the kingfishers. That always is a treat !

    Jean x

  • that's. I have better than any medication they can give you for stress . Beautiful as always thank you x

  • Georgepa,Mohave you ever thought of writing a book? You should do!

  • No I am just a doodler but thanks for the comment .

  • Georgepa, thanks for sharing-I felt like I was there. What a sweet, simple serene day!

    Especially with PSP those are the most important.

  • I only wish the nights were so serene - just at the moment it seems to be all systems go all night long but that's PSP for you .

  • Beautiful, as normal George! Love the photo.

    Lots of love

    Heady

  • That was wonderful!!

  • HI GEORGEPA

    A GREAT PHOTO AND COMMENTARY FM ,. YOU

    YOU RELALY SHOUDL PUT IT ALL IN A BOOK YOU KNOW

    IT WOULD BE GREAT FOR OTHER PSP PEOPLE WHO ARE NTO ON THE SITE AND FOR ALL PEOPEL IWTH DEGENERATIVE DISEASEs

    LONG may you continue with your "WALKS WITH GEORGE"

    LOL JILL

    HUGS `NAD X X TOYOU/V AND KATIE/ AND ANYONE EL,SE WHO IS HELPGING YOU IWHT THIS PSP

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