From the water’s edge

Here is a series of pictures I recently took from the water’s edge in Weirwood Reservoir, which is one of my favourite places around here. It is a big body of water made of the Medway River – even though it is only a stream at that point (the Medway starts around here), there is a dam at one end which keeps the water contained here. Although it is man made, it is such a beautiful place and a great haven for wild life…

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From the Bird Hide…

Boy and I went birdwatching with some friends today and we were very lucky. As Boy and his friend were busy looking for large branches of trees to throw in the water, I stayed in the bird hide with my binoculars and I got to see ducks, crows, Canadian geese, a cormorant, a heron in flight, landing on the water, a kingfisher, a blue-tit and an Iceland gull… It was fantastic!

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“When do you really get to go home?”

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I have a very intense relationship with music. I have spent years of my life listening to music a lot. Loud stuff. Not so loud stuff. I get immersed in it. Music can make me feel very emotional. Not all music. Just the music that strikes true, straight into my heart.

I have also learnt to appreciate silence. And the sounds of the world, the sounds of Nature (which are sadly too often interrupted by the sounds made by humans, also referred to as noise pollution…)

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