Sunday, 7 August 2016

Around the Lake

Hello

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!



I'll have to go back to capture some more of the tiny flowers and grasses before they disappear.  This is another place to keep my eye on over the year to come.

Bye for now.

6 comments:

  1. Looks like a lovely place to visit. It's good when manmade eyesores are turned back to beautiful places :)

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    1. It doesn't seem to take very long before the wildlife starts to get acclimatised thanks goodness. x

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  2. They are lively pictures considering you took them all on your phone Karen. Some time ago we lived in Milton Keynes and it was the same around there. This looks like a lovely place to visit xx

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    1. At least the wildlife benefits eventually when the construction work stops.x

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  3. Another beautiful mosaic. Such a pretty place to visit.

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    1. Thanks, I think it all looks wonderful in the sun.

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