Winter in England is usually wet. Summer is often very wet too. Normally we do not have to travel far to come across liquid in the form of water. We spend quite a lot of time keeping it out of our houses & shoes! This week we have been feeling the tail of Hurricane Sandy, so we have been experiencing high winds and lots of torrential rain, weather we are more used to mid June.
Today we took Wilson out for a walk on Chobham Common. Since the common is a grassland heath with sandy soil we thought it would not be too muddy, but we hadn’t remembered how much rain we had experienced recently.
Most of the footpaths were more liquid than solid, reminding me of this week’s Travel theme, so I had a go at capturing the dampness of the walk. The weather was constantly changing as we walked, from bright sunshine to heavy rain, so I managed to capture some rainbows & interesting contrasts in colours due to the changing light.
Some more photos from our lovely walk.
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This week’s Travel Theme is Liquid
Well at least you could see the scenery. We were swallowed up in mist all day and I couldn’t see the end of the garden. 😦
That happens round here too, we are 200m from the Thames, we get a lot of mists, especially in the mornings!
These are lovely! We caught the front end of Sandy. We were hosting a conference when Sandy hit and started out our first evening by candlelight and flashlight because the power went out!
Power cuts are so rare these days, I’m glad your conference got to continue. What a relief from PowerPoint presentations! Glad all were ok during Sandy too. We don’t get Hurricanes here, just storms, and they are few and far between. Usually. It’s better to be at the tail end rather than the front!
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Thank you! 🙂 can’t wait to get a HDR camera!!
Thank you! Can’t wait to get my camera that can take HDR photos!!
I liked our walk up Box Hill better. I didn’t get so muddy.
Box Hill can be unbelievably muddy, especially at the bottom, we were just lucky that day!