Photo-a-Day (Monday, 13th August, 2012)
Lovely photograph Jeff. Very attractive golden light, I think that the flashes are such a pleasant place to stroll around and photograph.
"full of tench this place stuffed full of them"hmmmmmmmm fish
beautiful shot, we always sit on that bench about 3 times a week at the end of our walk around the flashes.
I first saw this flash from the canal in 1984. It reflected the dismal, muddy grey of the coal tips which surrounded it - something like the grey of the soil you can see in the foreground. Up and down the heaps ran tracks of trials bikers, and where rivulets of water cut into the surface. A sad sight - but look at it now - a Site of Special Scientific Interest, where bitterns nest. Nature may have had a major role in this, but so have the humans who converted that bleak, almost lunar landscape into the paradise we see and love today.
Beautiful photo-looks like pictures you see of Canada.
My little robin was in the garden today,first time I have seen him this year. made my day !
Nature sometimes needs a helping hand
to reclaim its own, as the Rev rightly states.
There would never have been that gloomy landscape if it hadn't been for humankind.