CMMC February pick a topic

For Cee Neuner’s Midweek Madness Challenge, she has provided a very interesting photo. The topic I have chosen from Cee’s photo is lettering.

Signpost on sea cliffs
Finger-post with lettering

Work is underway on the England Coast Path – a long-distance footpath. New finger-posts have been installed recently. This one is at a point where the path is diverted inland to avoid crumbling cliffs.

Nature notes for October 2020

After some heavy rain and gales the becks were flowing fast. One attracted a heron, which we noticed on three consecutive days. I have not yet discovered whether there is a zoom facility on my new phone’s camera, but I have cropped some photos to enlarge the heron. There were also three mallard drakes and a duck as well as a smaller shore bird we failed to identify. The grey wagtail I noticed eluded the camera!

A heron fishingA heron fishing

We were very surprised one day as we went to look at another very full and fast-flowing beck. A small mammal was using a pipe as a bridge. From its size and the shape of its tail, we are hopeful that it was a red squirrel. They have been seen in some large gardens in this village, so that is not impossible. It vanished far too quickly for a photo!

We have also identified redshanks on the beach.

Ducks and a heron
Heron beyond ducks
Where we saw a squirrel
The pipe over the other beck

On the Hunt for Joy Challenge Week 1

This post was inspired by Cee’s On the Hunt for Joy Challenge Week 1: Get outside

Trees, moorland and peaks

This photo was taken looking towards the Lake District National Park. The early afternoon sun was just high enough to light up the tops of the larch trees.  The plateau is called Flat Fell. The distant higher fells (as mountains are called in Cumbria) are near Ennerdale water.

It is a while since I linked to a photo challenge. This one came at the right time.

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