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Monday, December 28, 2009

A walk along the Shropshire Union Canal

Yesterday the weather was so evil, cold and wet, that we scarcely left the house all day - cabin fever set in. This morning things were looking rather better, cold and frosty, but a little hazy - so we set off for a walk along the Shropshire Union Canal which passes close by. In the summer I cycled along the canal for a week, on my way to work, and saw a couple of kingfishers. No kingfishers today, but we saw a heron, a fox leaping through undergrowth and heard the distant roar of a lion at Chester Zoo.

Some photos:


The Virtual Victorian said...

Fantastic pictures!

Clare Dudman said...

Just what I was going to say - particularly the fungi in the ivy. Such unexpected colour!

SomeBeans said...

The mist was great for taking photos!

Loads of fungi around, a bit surprised that the canal was mostly frozen over - considered trying a photo of the pretty patterns but they're very difficult to get right.

Rothschild Orchid said...

Simply stunning. The new blog layout really shows them off too.

Looks like a magical walk.

RO :o)

SomeBeans said...

You wouldn't believe how long it took me to get the header image to that size!