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Blogtober 2021 : Day 19

It was raining once more at the moment.  I instructed to the canine that we give this morning’s stroll a miss and sit by the fireplace with a brew as an alternative however he mentioned, “Simply put your wellies on and also you’ll be nice” in order that’s what I did.  We went to the 9 Arches as a result of I believed that is perhaps a faster stroll for these of us who don’t have double-layered bushy waterproof coats, and was shocked to see how totally different it appeared.

The grass has been reduce down since we had been final there.

Are you able to see that yellow stretch of floor?  Solely per week or so in the past that was grass and wildflower stalks as tall as me, as you’ll be able to see from the subsequent photograph that was taken 10 days in the past (again when the solar nonetheless shone).  One other canine walker informed me that up till yesterday, there have been big spherical bales of the reduce grass which have clearly now been eliminated, however I like the concept that some animals will get to eat the grass later within the 12 months.

I didn’t intentionally plan to face in the identical place however I’ve – and I just like the comparability!  And similar to final time, a practice went previous about 30 seconds after I’d taken the photograph.  I waved, in fact, as a result of I all the time wave at trains.  Who is aware of, any individual may wave again! 🙂

It’s humorous how totally different a spot can look on a day when the climate adjustments, isn’t it?  It looks like quite a bit longer than 10 days in the past that it appeared like this!

Looking up at the arch of the viaduct. The bricks are curved and there is vegetation growing around the base of the arches.

Sunshine on the bricks and a skein of geese within the sky …

A skein of geese fly in a V formation in a blue sky.

There was no blue sky at the moment, although.  As an alternative, there was a a lot larger and fuller brook that I used to be actually fairly eager for the canine to not discover too intently!

A full and fast-flowing brook, with vegetation on both sides. The water level is much higher than usual.

You possibly can see how a lot decrease the water degree is right here – there’s a particular line between the water and the highest of the financial institution.  I didn’t go to search for the fallen tree at the moment to see what had occurred to it as I used to be extra involved about maintaining my daft canine transferring in order that he didn’t get distracted by eager to go for a swim!  (He did, although – there’s a shallower bit additional up the place he may get out and in with out an excessive amount of danger of being carried away.  He’s extra of an excessive paddler than a swimmer so I’ve to maintain my eye on him!)

A fallen tree lies across the brook, the leaves touching the brown water.

There weren’t many fishermen round at the moment – we solely noticed one – whereas final time (and the explanation we haven’t been again since my final images) there have been plenty of them and on this aspect of the brook too as an alternative of subsequent to the canal the place I can see them.  I have to have view of fishermen up forward in order that I can put the canine on his lead in good time in any other case he likes to assist out with consuming the bait, and in the event that they’re hidden within the bushes subsequent to the brook then it will possibly grow to be a little bit of a traumatic stroll!  Sure, you’re proper, the reply could be to stroll the canine on his lead however I don’t like to try this at a spot like this the place there needs to be room for everybody.  He likes to run and discover and it implies that I’ve to continually watch what’s developing forward – it’s the best way it’s all the time been with my boy and I’m used to it now.  There are specific locations that we simply keep away from throughout fishing season in order that there isn’t any offence prompted however I believe as a result of the climate has been so gentle this 12 months there are nonetheless loads of fish round and the fishermen are nonetheless out.  (I do know that ladies fish too however I’ve by no means seen anybody however males at this canal.)

As we headed residence, the rain began to get heavier and I used to be glad that we had been on our approach again to the automobile.  You possibly can nonetheless see the reflections within the water together with the raindrops, and look how the leaves are lastly beginning to change color!  Ultimately!  The forecast is for the climate to get colder in the direction of the tip of this week so which will properly have an effect on the colors too – you could be certain I’ll be taking images to test! 🙂

Ten days earlier, this was the reflection on a brilliant, sunny morning with out rain distorting the floor of the water.  (I’m really standing in just about the identical place however have taken the photograph of the opposite finish of the canal size.)

I do love mornings like this … and truly, I loved the stroll this morning too, rather more than I anticipated to after I appeared out of the window on the pouring rain.  The canine was proper – “Simply put your wellies on and also you’ll be nice”.  Maybe I have to take heed to his sensible phrases extra typically! 🙂


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