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Another Week.

What a miserable week!  Not me, the weather.  Although that makes me feel miserable too.

It's still warm enough for Scruff to cool himself down....


Scruff cooling down.


And our British nature will warm you up and make you smile, especially when poppies are starting to show in the fields around Snodland now.


Poppy in a field of rape.


I did escape from Snodland this week, nowhere exotic.  I found myself in Gravesend, maybe that is exotic for you?  Took Scruff for a walk along the river front there.  Someone on Flickr has told me they'll be a lot more large container ships on the Thames when the new port opens up.  The swans won't mind as long as they keep their distance.


Ships And Swans.


I did get over Holborough Marshes this week and got attacked by mosquitos.  There was plenty of wildlife about, I keep trying to get a shot of the herons over there and failing.  The slower critters are easier to capture.  Like this male Azure Damselfly.


Male Azure Damselfly


And this thick legged flower beetle.


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Yesterday it was very windy but we had great skies.


Playground, Snodland.


Scruff and I will keep wandering and if I have anything exciting to report I'll let you know.

Long Time No Update!

I was heading out on a dog walk with my camera today when Scruff got recognised.  Not me, Scruff!  He'd been recognised from this blog and it made me realise that I hadn't updated it in a long while.

Today is supposed to be the hottest day of the year so far and maybe that means summer is finally on its way.  That may help prompt me into updating my blog more often.  I've still been out taking photos but I've not had any incentive to upload them to the blog.


Here's a couple of recent photos just to show we've still been wandering the streets of Snodland.  First photo is Townsend Hook from what I call the front.


Townsend Hook


The above photograph can be purchased online here.  River View.

This next one is what I call the back of Townsend Hook.


Townsend Hook


I thought this was amusing, I had visions of a man shouting "Honey, I've fixed the fence!"  One of my Flickr contacts suggested that it may be a repair to the lamppost and with our council workers they could be right.  I'll say it just so I don't get hate mail....  Not all our council workers are lazy.


Fence Repair


Here's a photo of the bridge at Snodland train station.


Snodland Train Station


And here's the bridge over the by-pass.


Snodland Bypass Bridge.


I thought this was an interesting photo taken at Brooklands Lake....


Dumper Truck


Just to finish off with a bit of colour here's a shot looking towards Paddlesworth over a field of rape.


Paddlesworth


I'll try and update a little more often over the summer.... I promise!