Out running on the Leeds -Liverpool canal this morning, just before 7a.m. Down to about 5-6C here last night, and it is the first morning I have noticed that thin mist just rising off the surface of fields and valley bottoms. Saw a heron on the bankside, looking like a grey ghost in amongst all the dark green. Also, where the sunlight was filtering through trees and shining on the water, the canal was alive with rudd, none bigger than maybe 7 or 8 inches but loads of them. I assume this is a sign that the water is reasonably clean? I like looking into canal and rivers when the water is clear; a bit like a magic mirror, a view into another world. I find it very calming.
Did the Delamere forest Half yesterday morning, mist rising up from the forest floor, through the bracken and trees, being met by sunlight from the top through the trees, it was lovely to see for about 15 minutes.
Post by potterinleeds on Sept 10, 2019 8:23:36 GMT
Beautiful morning here today. Very heavy dew, having the appearance of frost on local fields in the early light. Low sunshine shining through thistledown on tall plants. Lots of ruby red rowan berries about now.
Post by chuffedstokie on Sept 17, 2019 19:04:34 GMT
Absolute belter this morning. There's plenty of Red Kites and Buzzards in this part of Wales but never one in action, until today. While waiting in the sunshine for the steam train a small rodent of some sort scampered across the narrow lane. Out of nowhere the stealth kite spotted it and that was that. All over in a second and that was breakfast sorted bird style.