So I decided to make the most of it, and strode out of my flat at just before 4am into the lightning indigo skies and a hail of birdsong. Oddly enough, the night had already been productive nature wise; the local vixen was prowling again - I recognised her tail - and on my drive a hedgehog scuttled along the hedge, raised up on its little legs like one of those old Citroens.
I could have headed out for the poppies again, but I figured I'd leave them be for a bit (as it turned out, I was back in the poppy field at 1030AM) so instead I headed for the river to take the shots below. I wasn't alone. Birds were busy, rabbits were plentiful and a huge female toad popped her head out from under a bush to take a look at the funny man on the riverbank.
The water was mirror smooth, and tinged with pink. All was calm.
All text and images copyright CreamCrackeredNature 25.06.15
|At the lock looking NE
|Castle, sun rising behind it
|Closer at the castle
|Looking SW to the locks
|Like the tree reflection and the orange water
|Sleepy fishermen just visible
|Needle in the lightning sky