Tuesday, 15 December 2015

Water

We have had a lot of water recently weeks and weeks of rain  as the storms come in wave upon wave from the Atlantic but here on the sunny May days of my photographs there is not a drop is in the air.  Silently and unseen an underground water supply makes its way to the taps of the valley.  Nature gave us a dryish summer and the boating house of the local park lake closed up because water levels were too low but they were high enough for the resident water fowl. 
The Goose family were too quick for me, taking to the water as I approached.  I often saw this pair in May always attentive to their lone chick, the other eggs cannot have hatched and probably fallen victim to a predator, I suspect the local herring gulls who are always after an easy meal.  Inland the gulls are nowhere to be seen and in a water fountain
this duck is showing off  its waterproof feather as it made a slow turn changing direction under the rhododendron trees
the sunlight dazzlingoff the droplets. 
Russell Square fountain, London
Was this little boy about to test the waterproof nature of his clothing (nil) or skin (good)?  Water fountains are an irresistable attraction with their frothing water but I think he is undecided and one small step might be enough. It was a rather chilly day, as you can see from the number of people wearing jackets and scarves.

An entry to ABC Wednesday, a journey through the alphabet, this week sojourning at W here   
 

3 comments:

Melody Steenkamp said...

Something none of us can do without.

Have a nice abc-day / -week
♫ M e l ☺ d y ♫

Roger Owen Green said...

a ducky post!

ROG, ABCW

Leslie: said...

I have several friends scattered around England and Wales and heard about all your storms, especially up north. We, too, have had some unusually wet and wild weather lately. Have a great Christmas!

Leslie
abcw team