Sunday, 15 December 2013

Walking from Neumann's Flash to Marbury...................... and a Xmas surprise

The weather is very mild for the time of year... the temperature is still in double figures.

We went for walk this morning starting off at Neumanns Flash...

... before heading towards Marbury Country Park.

Crossing the Trent and Mersey Canal into the woods of Marbury.

A quick stop at the woodland bird hide was well worth it... plenty of birds on the feeders...
 ... this little Robin came close enough for me to capture a shot.

As we headed back home we came across this little tree... covered in little Christmas decorations.
It was in the middle of nowhere in the woods between Marbury Country Park and the canal.
It's wonderful what you come across just by getting out for a bit of fresh air.

Linking to Our World Tuesday,  Wild Bird Wednesday and Skywatch Friday

32 comments:

Sandra said...

I would have been so excited to find that tree out there. sweet little bird and a beautiful peaceful spot to visit

Wilma said...

The sunshine sure looks nice. The tree would be a nice treat to stumble across unexpectedly.

Bob Bushell said...

What a nice time you had, lovely canal.

Carole M. said...

looking like a lovely walk while the weather was still good for it Andrew; pretty scenes, and the decorated Christmas tree was an unexpected bonus for you both

TexWisGirl said...

love the surprise decorated tree. really cute.

Stephanie said...

Great surprise and enjoyed viewing through your lens on your walk.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

How absolutely cool that somebody decorated that tree ... I love this little secret discovery. It was a great walk even without that, but then really special with it.

Cezar and Léia said...

Bonjour dear Andrew, thanks for taking us with you in this special walking, that tree is beautiful and perfect, an adorable surprise!
purrs and hugs
Luna and mammy Léia

Phil Slade said...

We haven't had too much sun lately Andrew, good to see you experience a minute or two of it. There's a few placesa round here where that tree would have lost its decorations pretty smartish.

Sylvia K said...

What a beautiful area and wonderful captures for the day!! I love the "surprise" Christmas tree, too! Thanks for sharing the beauty, Andrew! Hope you have a great week!

Findlay Wilde said...

I recognise those paths and I think I had a picture of a Robin on the post with the nail in, but it isn't as good as yours. From Findlay

acreativeharbor.com said...

Love nature photo journey with you and love the delightful decorated tree as the finale ~ thanks, carol

Cynthia said...

Lovely little robin, and what a nice surprise to find a decorated tree in the woods!

Fun60 said...

It really fires up the imagination as to why someone has decorated that particular tree in the middle of nowhere.

Brian King said...

That's some beautiful country, Andrew! Great shot of the robin!

Andrea said...

What a delightful walk ... your robins are so different than ours. I think they are adorable (ours are bigger and a little bossy, but lovable just the same). I love the little decorated tree in the middle of nowhere ... somebody was very thoughtful and full of the Christmas spirit ... and how nice that you were able to share in it. Lovely post ...

Andrea @ From The Sol

Gunilla Bäck said...

I love the robin. It's amazing how the colours change in the sunshine.

genie said...

What beautiful Christmas time scenes. The tree is especially nice. Such a wonderful place to take a canal walk. Know you had a wonderful time. genie

HansHB said...

A great post for WBW, lovely to study closer!

edenhills said...

What a beautiful walk! Love the little robin.

Kenneth C Schneider said...

Very pleasant place, and the tree was a nice surprise.

Karen said...

Beautiful countryside, and a darling robin! That decorated tree is delightful!

eileeninmd said...

Lovely spot for a walk, the scenery is gorgeous. And your robin is adorable. Great shots, have a happy week!

Mary Howell Cromer said...

What a lovely place with lots to see!

mick said...

Beautiful scenery and the robin is delightful!

Adam Tilt said...

Very mild here as well Andrew. Love it when you find a bit of British eccentricity when out and about.

Margaret Adamson said...

hi Andrew. What a lovely walk you had along the canal. How wonderful of someone to decorate that Christmas tree. that is so SPECIAL.

Steffi said...

Lovely nature photos,Andrew!Lovely place!Have a nice weekend.

Laura said...

Lovely series Andrew, I think the bright little bird is my favorite. Have a wonderful weekend.

jo burton said...

We have a wishing tree in local woods at this time of the year - enjoyed your walk.

Spare Parts and Pics said...

Beautiful countryside and photos!!

ladyfi said...

Such a pretty series of shots.