Sunday, 10 November 2013

My first walks in the countryside........................................... for three months

I have been out for a walk twice over the weekend... and both times for a couple of hours.
On Saturday I carried nothing... no camera no binoculars to keep the weight on my knees to a minimum.
I felt a bit sore towards the end of the walk but my medication masks the pain I was feeling a short time ago.

Sunday was a lovely sunny day so we decided to take a walk to Haydn's Pool from Marbury Country Park.

This time I carried my little point and shoot... these images were taken from the car park.

It must be eight months or more since I last visited my favourite place to sit and watch wildlife.
The water level is high but there wasn't a bird to be seen on the water or even a wader on the shore.
I've never known it so quiet... even during the drought at the end of 2011 there was always something to see.

It was a half hour stroll back to the car and I was limping a bit when we reached it... but I have had the best of weekends... I love being out in the countryside.

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24 comments:

acreativeharbor.com said...

Wow! These are spectacular shots of the countryside ~ glad you were able to get out for walks ~ Happy Week to you and lots of healing hugs, carol, xxx

Bob Bushell said...

Brilliant images Andrew.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Wonderful autumn images Andrew..but I do know from experience, as much as you are keen to get out there, take it easy..don't rush things!

TexWisGirl said...

i know you must have soaked it up! but please don't overdo it!

Brian King said...

Beautiful photos! I'm glad you were able to get out. I hope those knees get better.

Kenneth C Schneider said...

Glad you're mobile. The binos and heavy camera gear can be a mental as well as physical burden that may keep us from seeing the "whole picture," Just concentrate on getting well.

Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

Good that you were able to get out and do what you love to do. Just don't overdo it in the beginning.

Stephanie said...

Spectacular shots! Just take it in baby steps so you don't have a relapse.

ADRIAN said...

Glad you are getting out and about.
It was worth it for the pictures alone.

Pantherka said...

Very beautiful shots Andrew.
Especially pay attention to yourself and do not overdo it too much.
Greetings.

Margaret Adamson said...

HI Andrew Great that you were able to get out for a walk at the weekend and you took great shots as well. Don't over do it please.

The Herald said...

Beautiful colours there Andrew, shame about the lack of birds, maybe the water level was just too high for them?
Glad that you're getting out and about at last, but take it easy now!...[;o)

Sylvia K said...

Beautiful captures, Andrew!! So glad you were able to get out and about and hope your knees are doing well! Thanks for sharing those beautiful fall colors!!

eileeninmd said...

Lovely scenes and Autumn colors. Glad you are out and about and your knee is healing. Enjoy your week ahead!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Lovely scenes and lovely news! Glad you're able to out and about. (Maybe it's good there weren't any birds this time, you might have jumped for joy and that would have hurt!)....they'll be there next time I bet!

Madge Bloom said...

SO good you could get out for a walk... love those fall colors!

ladyfi said...

How utterly magical!

Fun60 said...

Good to hear you are out and about again. I think you need to pass the info on to the local bird life so they will be there to greet you next time. Love the sun set photo.

Sylvia K said...

Incredibly beautiful captures, Andrew! Such wonderful colors!! I'm so glad you were able to get out and enjoy!! Take care of yourself, don't overdo!!

Steffi said...

Wonderful autumn photos,Andrew!Have a nice weekend.

Photo Cache said...

being away from the hustle of urbanity and close to nature is energizing isn't it?

genie said...

Gorgeous place...know you were glad to there with your camera in hand. Lovely autumn photos.

Karen said...

How great that you got to go out and about again! That last shot is fabulous!

Heather Wilde said...

It must have felt fantastic to be out walking again. Love these images.