Still looking up above the Breamish
My once-a-day exercise frequently finds me somewhere along the River Breamish. And now that Spring has very much set in, there’s lots of undergrowth to be careful of as you’re walking. So, I spend a lot of my time watching my feet, so as not to trip. Even as someone who enjoys taking photographs of whole landscapes, I have to force myself to look up. And it can be rewarding. There’s a lot to miss when we forget to look up.
It’s reported that Baden Powell – founder of the Scout movement – said that if you wanted to hide from someone, you should climb a tree; as no one looked up. Perhaps he has a point.
Anyway, a couple of days ago, I looked up to see the row of mallards that is reproduced in the header image above. Just reminded me of visiting my aunt in the 1960s when just about everyone had a row of porcelain ducks fixed to their living room walls in a flight formation. Curious.
And, of course, there’s that heron again: