Muddy knees on Southampton Common

There have been some beautifully sunny early mornings at the Ornamental Pond this week, but there has also been a fair bit of rain, which fits in well with it being the time of year when I get very muddy.

DSC_0237DSC_0237_3 copyIn fact I get muddy pretty much all the year round for one reason or another, but now is the season when I slightly adjust my main cause of muddiness. The snowdrops and crocuses are beginning to appear, the daffodils and tulips are not going to be far behind, and I have to kneel in the mud to take their photos.

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DSC_0378DSC_0378_1 copyThis need to worship the thought of spring means that, if I am not immediately cycling off to work, after seeing the morning arrive at the Ornamental Pond I am inclined to wander towards the Old Cemetery. Here, I can meander along the relatively quiet side tracks wearing a daft smile on my face and exclaim out loud to my heart’s content about how happy I am to see the buds appearing.

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To see more photos of the old cemetery, please click on this link The Old Cemetery 

On the way to my solitary conversations, I generally call in to see what is happening with everyone at The Cemetery Lake. My secret favourites here are the tufted ducks, with their windswept hairstyles. Although they do not always seem exactly delighted to see me.

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To see more photos of the Cemetery Lake, please click on this link The Cemetery Lake

After my tour of the Cemetery Lake and the Old Cemetery I delve into my pockets to see if there are any forgotten refreshments available, and then cycle off, muddy kneed, to wherever it was that I was meant to be before I was side tracked by hopefully sunny thoughts of spring.

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One thought on “Muddy knees on Southampton Common

  1. Some exquisite photography here Jaqui. Particularly the flora close ups. It would be nice if you could occasionally add some information on how you take the photos, for example what equipment you use. DSLR Camera, smartphone, tripod etc. Perhaps with settings used. Not necessary for all photos but on some. I know this technical data may not sit well with the gentle narrative your words convey but an odd glimpse into production techniques are often interesting. Keep up the excellent work. Vince

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