More Spring Colour

Hagg Wood – Silverdale Green – Sharp’s Lot – Pointer Wood – Stankelt Road – The Lots – The Cove – The Shore

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A couple of nights after my last visit to Hagg Wood, I was out again, but this time with some better light to catch the new leaves on one of the Inman Oaks.

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And the palette of greens in Hagg Wood…

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Not all of the oaks had new leaves yet…

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The stronger light was short-lived…

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I watched this blackbird for a while. It repeatedly, diligently wiped either side of its beak against the branch it was perched on. I can’t think why.

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In Pointer Wood there’s a Wilding Apple I like to visit. It’s almost in flower…

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More Wych Elm.

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The ‘Primrose Garden’.

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I arrived on the coast a little too late for the sunset.

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As I walked across The Lots I watched a man walking his dog out on the Bay. It’s been looking unusually firm and sandy near the coast recently and I couldn’t resist having a walk on the ‘sand’. In this case appearances weren’t misleading and I enjoyed my stroll, doubling back along the coast to pretty much where I had just come from.

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Sometimes our actions can have unexpected, or indeed unintended consequences. One knock-on of my renewed determination to get out and about as often as I can is the fact that even though April is a month in which I often take a lot of photos, this year I have still far exceeded my standard haul. Also, I noticed with some surprise today, I’ve published a post every day this month so far. In fact, my streak has lasted a little longer than that. That too has consequences. For one thing, a few more people seem to be reading my blog (or at least visiting, and sometimes clicking ‘like’ or ‘follow’, which isn’t necessarily the same as reading). Also, I now feel under some pressure to keep it going; at least till the end of the month, although I’m not sure that I can manage it. We shall see…

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More Spring Colour

5 thoughts on “More Spring Colour

    1. beatingthebounds says:

      Didn’t make it to the end of the month, and to be honest I really knew it would be impossible when I wrote that I wanted to. Setting myself up to fail, slightly odd thing to do, but I suppose I am at least slightly odd.
      Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better.
      Samuel Beckett.

      1. I think “Fail better” is a good motto for life. You may notice that my posts are often published days away from the time they actually occur as I try to keep up. πŸ™‚

  1. I’m impressed with the post a day if you can keep it going. Always enjoy looking at the photos as you know how much we all love your locale πŸ˜€

    1. beatingthebounds says:

      I can’t continue at quite that rate, but for now at least, I intend to make pretty regular posts. Really enjoying the walking and photography at the moment. (As in, even more than usually, which is saying something).

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