Monday, 16 January 2012

Grantham Canal Afternoon Walk (14-01-12)

 1st thing we see is this family of swans



 A family out for a brisk walk along the canal with ice on


 We were followed by the Swans


 A young one stretching his wings


 Sun shining  -  giving a warm glow to the Grasses


 Where the sun not shinning - ice still showing


 Following the path


Turning around point at the Bridge


 Reflections from the Bridge


 Shadows from the Bridge


 Sun slipping down among the trees


 The wonderful show - with  ice on the Canal


 Wonderful reflections.

 Oh - the Beauty of an evening walk


 A real classic shot - 


 Still following us  - them there swans!


On the way Home .........

19 comments:

Jackie said...

A cold but beautiful walk, Stewart. I love the photos of the swans....they are graceful creatures.
The photo showing the ice crystals catches my eye....beautiful!!

photowannabe said...

Thanks for taking me on your beautiful walk.
I love the cold icy reflections along the canal.
Great capture of the swans too.

Craver Vii said...

I like that classic sunset, for the way it pulls double-duty. It shows the silhouetted landscape in the back, and the cattails in the foreground as well. Very nice.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Wow--what a great walk, Stewart.... I'm so glad that you took us on that walk with you. Now I won't have to get out and walk myself--since I went with you... ha ha ha

Those swans wanted to go home with you....such pretty birds...

Loved the reflections, the water, the sunset, etc... Thanks again... I needed that walk!!!!
Betsy

Gailsman said...

Looks like you had a good bit of fresh air and exercise on Saturday, while we were snapping away in Birmingham

Ann said...

My kids experiemented and took about 13 reflections.

Ann said...

You might like to come to our Western Springs because we get the geese less the cold.

Abraham Lincoln said...

Very nice photography Stewart. I am reminded that people tell me they are, more or less, free to walk out in the countryside and cross fields without being arrested or shot at. Here, in this country, if you cross a field, and the farmer doesn't want you there he can have you arrested. People are still shot at from time to time. More or less to scare them off. They also post fields with "No hunting" signs.

George said...

You had a wonderful walk and got some great pictures. It's obvious you made a great impression on the swans, since they followed you everywhere you went. I really like the icy pictures of the canal and the reflections.

ancient one said...

Abe is right..about no walking across fields around here. I really enjoyed going along with you on your walk. Your photos are great.

lynnwiles said...

A lovely walk indeed! The frost is so pretty on the leaves, especially when not surrounded by snow.

SandyCarlson said...

What a wonderful walk. Those swans are very lovely. Your world is gorgeous, for sure.

ladyfi said...

What magical shots! Love the sun going down on the swans and the colour of that icy water!

Lew said...

Lovely photos of your country side. And the sunset is phenomenal!

Gattina said...

What a nice walk through a beautiful landscape ! The swans look so funny all lined up like soldiers,lol !

Lanny said...

What a delightful collection of photos. The grasses and the frost are certainly beautiful.

Betty Manousos@ Cut and Dry said...

lovely photos of an amazing place.
i especially love your sunset shots.

thanks for this nice pictorial tour.

Robert Fletcher said...

These are really great pictures I am trying to get my act together when taking photos.
It means a lot to me as this the the canal that my Great Uncle William Minkley worked on a coal boat in the 19th century.

Starnitesky said...

How wonderful to see the sun shining, not much sun around here lately. Looks like it was quite cold, but enjoyable walking weather anyway. Good set of photos.