The Quayside in St-Ives, Cambridgeshire on a cloudy day in May with interesting light and clouds.
The bridge from which the picture was taken is a medieval construction built in 1425, later blown up by Cromwell (a son of the town) before being rebuilt in 1716 … during the intervening years a drawbridge connected the two halves. We have morris-danced on the Quayside in years past.
A small flock of eight Eastern Bluebirds spent 20 miniutes feeding on rowan berries in the garden on a clear, sunny January afternoon with temperatures of -16C (-27C with windchill). They are “supposed” to be far away to the south in warmer places than this. Gorgeous little birds.
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As well as benefiting birds by providing seeds for food, leaving seed-heads to stand through the winter enables snow to form delightful “sculptures” for us to enjoy. A few months ago this was an inflorescence on a wild, carrot plant that was abuzz with insects.