Thursday, 5 April 2012

Anderton Nature Reserve...................................................... my special place

 Anderton Nature Reserve... my favourite square mile in my local countyside.

 Haydn's Pool.... a different view from my norm.
This is from near the new bird-hide... taken last Sunday... the first day of April 2012.

 Witton Brook...water was extracted from this stream during November to refill Haydn's Pool after last years drought left it devoid of water... a sorry sight.
Haydn's Pool is behind the bush on the left... about forty foot higher than the brook (stream).

OK... I do have a lot of favourite square miles in the UK....but this is walking distance from home.

SkywatchFriday

37 comments:

Tammy said...

That is a gorgeous sky! What a great place to have within walking distance!!

Joop Zand said...

Very nice nature pictures Andrew..... i like that places.

greetings, Joop

Genie said...

What a beautiful spot and these skies are drop dead gorgeous. Everything looks very nice now. Happy Easter. genie

TexWisGirl said...

i love all the rich colors in that first shot.

Sandra said...

so very beautiful

Marias Teater said...

Yes the Butterfly below is wonderful but I do not have any! I understand what is similar! And Andrew, I love your header! Happy Easter to you

cieldequimper said...

Shhht, you'll end up having to share the place with lots of people!

Maria said...

Yes, Great Brittain is wunderful for walking, special in the countryside!
I love it!
In the eighties of the last century we walked the Offa's Dike Path, the border between England and Wales, so wunderful.
Enjoy the Easter weekend!
Maria

Rajesh said...

Wonderful shots of the place. With water filled now the site is great.

Bob Bushell said...

A nice place for wondering.

Gary said...

Beautiful sky Andrew!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Laura~Pretty Pix said...

And I can see why. So lovely and you captured it so well.

Carol said...

Great photos! And I love your header!

Sylvia K said...

Such beautiful, spring skies that promise so much beauty!! Wonderful captures, Andrew! Have a great weekend!

Sylvia

Eva Ason said...

Great photos, Andrew. I love the sky in the first picture :) Have a nice weekend ahead.

Eva

Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

Very nice having a bird-hide.

GW Bill Miller said...

Thank you for visiting my blog. I hope you visit often. I nosed around your rambles and found it very interesting. I will be back.

HOOTIN ANNI said...

I am so pleased to have you stop by for a visit with me just now, and I'm enjoying ever minute I'm here, perusing your blog. It seems the two of us --you and me---like to blog about the same things. I love birding...I love taking my camera on all my walks [beach, hot birding spots along the coast, and in and around parks in the city--plus even in my backyard].

I will feel honored to become your newest follower, and hope that we both get to take times in our day to stop by once in a while to enjoy each other's treasures in photos!!!

HansHB said...

Great clouds makes the sky so dramatic!
Happy SkyWatch to you!

Carole M. said...

Hi Andrew! Ah-ah, so you have a super new bird-hide at Haydn's; you're going to love it, and we benefit from the photos you get to take. Your opening shot with the low clouds under a beautiful blue sky is first class

Kay said...

I love the photo of the stream.

Wanda..plain~N~simple said...

What a beautiful spot to have within walking distance from home! From the looks of that beautiful blue sky, you had a great day for exploring!

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

That looks like a nice place to walk. I hope that you have enough rain to keep your pond and stream full.

Martha Z said...

It's nice to have a lot of favorite places. I have a few myself.

ladyfi said...

Magnificent sky in that first shot!

Oakland Daily Photo said...

Nothing like having a little bit of Eden walking distance from home.

EG CameraGirl said...

I bet there's tons of wildlife there! Very pretty spot.

Helene said...

So beautiful...so peaceful!

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Liz said...

Beautiful photos. Happy sky watching and I wish you a Happy Easter.

My Sky.

JM said...

What a great sky on top! Beautiful shot.

FotoAnna said...

I love the clouds, Andrew!
Great captures.
Easter greetings from Holland,
Anna :-))

Pantherka said...

Very beautiful scenery, great pictures.

Greetings and wish you a beautiful Easter.

Tatjana Parkacheva said...

Beautiful shots.

Regards and best wishes

Mary Howell Cromer said...

Gorgeous beauty, really lovely!

Ruby said...

I love the first shot! Fabulous skies.

Susan said...

Beautiful Andrew!