Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Old favourite places

The dam on the new block is a favourite spot with the grandchildren but, for me, the creek is still the best.  I took a walk along its banks one evening a couple of days ago.   I'd been sewing all day, and I hadn't produced what I'd hoped.  In fact I threw the outcome into the bin in disgust.  I still can't figure out where I went wrong but there's no doubt I did.  Go wrong, that is.  Twice.  After I stuffed it up the first time I unpicked it and tried again.  Couldn't believe I made exactly the same mistake again. 

The sound of water running gently over rocks was just what I needed.  I sat for a while near the spot where another little stream falls into the creek. 

 

I wandered on (and scrambled in parts) enjoying the reflections where the water was calmer.





On the way home I stopped by the dam to see how much the baby mallards had grown.  There's one that is so much braver than the others which hide in the rushes the minute I arrive.  Or maybe less smart as it took very little notice of me.  It has yet to learn about Stranger Danger.  It did, however, stay on the far side of the water.  I had to sit patiently for ages until it came a little closer.


Not close, but close enough.  I had to crop the shot and am more than happy with it.

12 comments:

  1. It's a good thing you put the sewing away and went for a walk. You got all kinds of great photos.

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  2. Lovely views! I've just posted a few of my own favorite moments of the year! Things that keep us warm over the long cold winter months!

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  3. I agree with Red's comment. You did get some great shots.

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  4. i like your pretty creek reflections and the duckling is oh so cute.

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  5. The reflections are lovely and calming and the duckling is so cute.

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  6. How beautiful and how peaceful it looks...good for the soul. :)

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  7. When I used to sew I had days like that. Seemed to want to make the smae mistake again and again. That is a lovely way to clear the mind and you are so lucky to live near there. That little duckling is a great capture. All our water birds sneak off to the far side, even the big geese.

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  8. A lovely place to walk! If you want to see geese and ducks up close, you have to feed them regularly, i think. That's what people do here, and so they come looking to people for food. It's probably not good for them that people here do that, but it does make them unafraid.

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  9. Beautiful scenery, lovely reflections and a darling little bird to finish up. Thank you Pauline :)

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  10. First, let me say I love the header/banner photo or whatever you want to call it. But I also really enjoyed the others. A creek is always a good place to go!

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  11. I love the sound of a creek running! Gorgeous shot of that little Mallard.

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  12. It's good to see the creek with plenty of water in it. Great shot of the baby mallard.

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