Travel theme: Ripples

These are ripples where ripples should not be – yet another very wet 2012 summer led to a significant rise in water levels along the Trent such that the gardens nearest to the river at Shughborough Hall, Great Haywood were under water; these trees should be rising from verdant lawns, not ornamental lakes.  Now we are told that following  six out of seven summers with above below-average temperatures and sunshine, and above-average rainfall, the UK “could be in the middle of a 10-20 year cycle of wet summers.  I don’t think I wanted to know that:Shughborough in flood

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  1. greenmackenzie · June 24, 2013

    Beautiful photo… Even if there are ripples where there should be grass!
    It’s been a very dry summer so far up here….it rained yesterday and I was so glad….the garden soil was becoming dust 🙂

    • northumbrianlight · June 24, 2013

      Many thanks – no such problems down here, there is plenty of water in the soil. Once the heat finally arrived the countryside went wild – we seem to have mostly by-passed spring. At a practical level this means the rough on the golf course is very tough going 😦

  2. Angie · June 24, 2013

    This is beautiful. It looks like a painting to me.

    • northumbrianlight · June 24, 2013

      Many thanks Angie, that was the effect I was after – I thought the setting and the tree looked vaguely Japanese. I ought to know what sort of tree it is but I am not good on things horticultural 😦

      • Angie · June 25, 2013

        The setting does look like that. Oh well, it’s still a beautiful tree. 🙂

  3. bentehaarstad · June 27, 2013

    Very nice photo. I like the colour and the softness. And the ripples.

  4. Madelaine · July 8, 2013

    Love everything about this…..subject, composition, processing…’s gorgeous!

  5. Malin H · August 4, 2013

    Oh my god… love it!

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