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Whispers on water - a photo journal of our life on the 'cut' dedicated to keeping family and friends informed of our whereabouts.

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3rd Mar 2015, 00:08   comments (0)

Snow Drops Part The Leaf Litter

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28th Feb 2015, 18:19   comments (0)

Always Another, Always Different

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28th Feb 2015, 00:42   comments (2)

Look Who Showed Up

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My rescued friend of a few days back making his way through the thinning ice to say hello and show off his snowball balancing prowess.
8th Feb 2015, 19:51   comments (4)

Twilight Horizons

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With the promise of Jupiter bright on the eastern horizon the Sun competes with the approaching shade of evening darkness, while, to the west, it casts the last illusion of warmth as our journeying planet turns the northern hemisphere to greet a fellow of our solar system.
8th Feb 2015, 19:22   comments (0)

Swanning About

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The tell tale crunch of ice as I shut the boat down in the early hours of the morning, the night sky achingly beautiful, clear to infinity, heralded the start of a another cold spell forecast for the next few days. Pleasantly tired I hit the sack and slipped into a deep dream laden world of endless sun and blue sky, of earthbound and heavenly horizons.

This morning I woke early and, looking out, saw a young swan that has stayed with us for some days now, trapped in the ice, barely able to move. So, quickly, I exchanged the cosy warmth of the cabin for the nose-numbing air yet to rise under a cloud hindered tepid sun.

Although out in the sticks with rarely a  passing soul, my haste was to free the youngster before it was intimidated by a predatory dog or passer by that might cause it to injure itself trying to flee. There was also the possibility the ice might thicken further.

Anyhow, after some judicious breaking of ice with an arms length extended barge pole, the young swan, unruffled by my attack on the ice, was free and paddled to the stern of the boat, hemmed in now by his own private ice pond. Gunner sat watching, head cocked to one side, tail sweeping the towpath, waiting. He gave the impression of just biding his time, entertained by my antics, until I was reminded to give him my fullest attention and take him for his early morning constitutional. I smiled.

Ok, Gun's, I'm all yours, let's go fella!
2nd Feb 2015, 13:10   comments (5)

Moblog Needle Found

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15th Jan 2015, 11:23   comments (2)

will i am

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I walk, I peak,
I yearn, I seek,
I watch, I sleep,
I dream, I keep,
I strive, I leap,
I ache, I creak,
I fail, I meet,
I hail, I greet,
I give, I reap,
I love, I weep,
I live, I beat!

William Ward
3rd Jan 2015, 19:46   comments (0)