Due to a combination of bad weather affecting my internet connecttion and a serious sotware conflict on my beloved Mac, that required a complete reinstall of the OS sytem, Ouch!! I haven't been able to blog much in the last week. But I'm now nearly back to normal, so I thought I'd share some of the pics I took out and about this weekend.
We took advantage of a window in the weather on Saturday and went to a local Wildfowl Trust near the South Coast. It's the Arundel Wetland Centre.
My OH went there the other day with his brother to do some bird photography and thought I might like a look.
It's a beautiful place with a lovely coffee shop/restaurant that had massive picture windows for you to enjoy the wild life in comfort.
As I'm not a wild life photographer and don't do moving targets too well, I'm afaid you'll have to excuse the poor quality of the duck shots but the patterns and the colours were too good not to have ago.
This one is a Mandarin duck
This one is a Ruddyshelduck
Part of the wetland area is a reed bed that has boardwalks all through it, so when they're fully grown later in the year it will be like walking through the middle of the wildlife natural habitat. I shall look forward to visiting then. We were lucky enough to spot a warer vole in the remaining reeds, which was a great treat as it's Britain's most endangered mammmal.
While walking around we discovered a little area that was devoted to dried herbs and rushes, with full explanations for the uses for all these plants, it was very inviting as you were encouraged to touch and smell these exhibits.
If you live anywhere near Arundel I would thoroughly recommend the centre as a great day out, it's very theraputic just being in such lovely surroundings watching the wild life.