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Down by the Riverside.

It’s been a while since I have taken my camera with me , along the banks of the Ribble.  Yesterday afternoon sounded a good a time as any. It was hot and sunny and the picnicking world were out in force. I tried to avoid the crowds and see what wildlife was hanging out by the water. Changes are a foot too. The new houses that are being built are creeping closer to the river. I’m not sure what I feel about that.

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Speckled wood.
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Water Mint in flower.
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Water Forget-me-nots.
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Thistle Down.
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Female Goosander.
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Meadow Cranesbill.
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A rabbit wondering if this meadow will get built on too. 😦
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Comma Butterfly.
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Indian Balsam.
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Spot the canoeist.
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Bee on Meadow Vetchling.
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Blackberries.
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Meadow Sweet.
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Not the best picture. It’s a Peacock Butterfly.
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Moorhen.

Thanks for dropping by. Hope you are enjoying the sunshine. :0)

Late Summer Walks.

Big fat Rose Hips.
Big fat Rose Hips.

Were edging towards the middle of September and I’m still trying to convince myself that it’s Summer. I’m so loathe to let go! Happily we have had a couple of rather nice weekends weather wise so out came my camera on our walks with Hugo. It’s the season of fruit and flowers. 🙂

Fluffy seed Heads.
Fluffy seed Heads.
I love the papery white trumpets of the Bindweed.
I love the papery white trumpets of the Bindweed.
Beautiful Indian ( or Himalayan) Balsam.
Beautiful Indian ( or Himalayan) Balsam. It seems to have taken over our British countryside.
Someone's waiting for me in the undergrowth.
Someone’s waiting for me in the undergrowth.
Waddow Hall on the banks of the Ribble.
Waddow Hall on the banks of the Ribble.
Scabious.
Scabious.
A bedraggled looking Heron.
A bedraggled looking Heron.
Rowan berries.
Rowan berries.
Ragwort.
Ragwort.
Goosander.
Goosander.
Dog Rose and Rose hips.
Dog Rose and Rose hips.
More bright berries.
More bright berries.

It’s quite chilly today though…so I might have to give in.  I just feel Summer has been far to short this year.

So goodbye Summer and Hello Autumn!