Thursday 25 June 2015

Newark in the Dawn

I'm having a lot of trouble sleeping at the moment; I think the trouble is that at night there is less to distract a racing brain, and I end up too tired to actually rest as well. If that makes any sense.

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


  1. Thank you very much, just noticed there is a handy time check on the church clock!

  2. Lovely to see the castle and also the market square - I used to go there regularly from Lincoln years ago.

  3. It was magical and emoty that time of day. The earliest worker was a council greenskeeper watering the hanging baskets at 430AM

  4. Best part of the day in my opinion, glad to see you out and about,
    looks like a nice place to have on your doorstep.

  5. It can be when not besieged by "rougher" elements...