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Whispers on water - a photo journal of our life on the 'cut' dedicated to keeping family and friends informed of our whereabouts.
Our Current Location: Wrenbury, Llangollen Canal.
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I came across this fine example of a Stinkhorn while walking through woods this evening. The Stinkhorn is edible at a stage when it looks like a large white egg. I got to it half a day to late. As it matures it has a certain pong to it too, as the name implies.
24th Jun 2012, 20:15
What is it that makes wild flowers so special?
24th Jun 2012, 11:48
24th Jun 2012, 10:29
I came across this fungus, which goes by the name of 'Jew's Ear', attached to the bough of a decaying elder arching over an overgrown footpath. It is actually edible and highly prized, as was evident the following day when I discovered it was gone having been neatly removed with a knife. Beat me to it.
20th Jun 2012, 17:44
1. Just perfect.
2. Leafy reflections.
3. Cobbled to last.
4. Well trodden.
5. The pride of Bollington Hall Farm.
6. Natures palette.
20th Jun 2012, 17:30
1. Ornamental splendour still apparent.
2. The wild wood. Fox gloves and rhododendrons abound.
3. The overgrown and unidentified commemorative obelisk. It was, supposedly, a tradition to build them in memory of a favoured horse
This small oak wood was once connected by an avenue to the main Dunham Massey estate but was later separated from it by the building of the Bridgewater Canal.
The wood is overgrown and un-managed leaving a once proud obelisk abandoned to the elements.
20th Jun 2012, 16:51
20th Jun 2012, 11:01
1. A summers evening at Moorefield Bridge. You can just make out 'wilvir', soaked in sunlight, through the bridge-hole.
We left Dunham Massey yesterday, taking on £100 worth of Diesel at Thorne Marina, Stockton Heath on the way through to Moore, where we are moored for a few days before continuing our journey.
19th Jun 2012, 19:18