Sunday, 14 December 2014

An icy canal walk ...

Hi all

Winter seems to have arrived with an icy blast this week after a very mild Autumn.  All around us the neighbours have been busying themselves with trees & outdoor lights.

This morning,  we decided to take an early morning walk along the canals which wind their way through our beautiful rural county of Shropshire.

Crisp, cold mornings are good for photos so it was walking boots, camera, gloves & hat time ...

Norbury Junction is one of many places along the canals.

The ground was icy with iced patches along the tow path & the hedgerows & banks glistened with the frost - very pretty.






The canal boats all tied up along the river bank - some are permanently moored there


A puff of smoke from a wood burner - much needed on a morning like this ...



 Christmas is coming - even on the canal boats




Beautiful reflections along the still canal in the early morning light - a perfectly peaceful walk



The canal winds its way through beautiful Shropshire  / Staffordshire countryside - you would hardly know it is there ...
 




I love paths where the trees meet overhead in a tunnel like scene because it feels cosy & private - how lovely is this?



 Signs of Autumn / Winter in the hedgerows - lots of birds about but they were too quick for us & we didn't think to bring some seed with us ...
 


Where to today?



A sound in the distance - we waited for the canal boat to chug around the corner ...




I love the colours & details on the boats - each individual ...
 

Footpaths up onto the fields around the tow paths



Frost still on the stones of the bridge - crisp & cold morning!



All the ducks in a noisy row in the sunshine ...
 


A local pub / café open with hot coffee


I love this photo of the mist rising over the canals & the tree silhouette.

 I hope you have enjoyed the canal walk with me - it is one of the things that I love about our county of Shropshire - the wide open spaces with interesting sights & lots of lovely countryside.

Have a fabulous week, time is marching on & my tree is not yet up ... Leave a comment so I can return the visit

Dee ~♥~

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