It's pouring with rain and I am getting really fed up with lying down due to my bad knee.
There's not a lot going on in the garden so I have been going through some old images of a trip to Redesmere a couple of weeks ago.
Redesmere is a lake about 15 miles from home and is down a small lane just off the main road to Congleton.
A small promenade has been built at the southern end of the lake and it's a popular place for young families to come to feed the ducks.
It was so quiet and an elderly couple parked next to me were enjoying watching the birds from the comfort of their car... a quiet that was to end when I started to feed the birds.
First on the scene were these domestic geese...
...closely followed by the Mallards... with a mad squabble for food...
...which when thrown into the water brought utter chaos.
The birds are so used to seeing people they aren't shy at all.
...and even the gulls let me get quite close with my camera.
This male Mallard looked henpecked as he trudged after his partner when it started to rain... maybe he'd had more than his fair share of the food.
As the rain became heavier the Ice Cream van left for home... but not before I had purchased one.
Redesmere...a lovely spot to visit.