Thanks for calling in, I hope you're enjoying the weekend and the Olympics.
There seem to be a lot of gravel pits in our local area. In the 1980s sand and aggregates were dug up for building materials including cement and concrete to create houses, roads and all the other buildings we need for society to function but unsightly holes in the countryside are left behind.
However, once quarrying was complete, the pits were filled with water, trees and scrub planted and nature reserves created. Some lakes were used for watersports or fishing and others to provide wildlife with a haven to keep them safe.
I recently came across this beautiful lake complete with swans and seven cygnets, ducks and geese and just the most wonderful assortment of wildflowers scattered all around. Insects abounded. So peaceful.
The only problem was not having my camera, just my phone. Bother!
Bye for now.