Nothing Bonsai Here

With not a hint of Bonsai in sight, the week after the awful floods has been frosty cold and dare I say … DRY! With some beautiful sunrises and armed with a new pocket camera I could not resist snapping away.

The camera is a Panasonic Lumix TZ25 no frills, but does the business with a decent pixel count to boot.

Mostly on or around the Taunton to Bridgwater Canal. The last is from today looking away from the canal towards the ‘wetlands’ or some call it moors; personally I call it flood plain … which is indeed what it is. Building on these flood plains seems a really lame idea, but then who am I to challenge authority 🙂

Just a sample then. Click on any image and it enlarges.

The sun catching the trees as it rises on the canal.

The sun catching the trees as it rises on the canal.

I took this image because the colour kissing the sky from the sun was quite breath-taking. This is looking towards said moors and what you see is the very edge of the water. It continues for many many hectares across to the A361 which last time I looked is still flooded and closed.

I took this image because the colour kissing the sky from the sun was quite breath-taking. This is looking towards said moors and what you see is the very edge of the water. It continues for many many hectares across to the A361 which last time I looked is still flooded and closed.

This sunrise lasted only a few minutes; four at best. It was a case of get the Lumix out and try a few to see what happens. I have cloned out some plastic bales to the front right and just lightened the image by ten percent.

This sunrise lasted only a few minutes; four at best. It was a case of get the Lumix out and try a few to see what happens. I have cloned out some plastic bales to the front right and just lightened the image by ten percent.

Again looking towards Bridgwater, the sun kisses the trees. This only lasted the briefest of moments.

Again looking towards Bridgwater, the sun kisses the trees. This only lasted the briefest of moments.

The sun had not quite made it, it was a lovely image to see.

The sun had not quite made it, it was a lovely image to see.

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2 thoughts on “Nothing Bonsai Here

  1. Definitely not ‘hopeless’ Mike – I’ve just seen the evidence !
    It dropped to -7 here (with no warning) on Tuesday night and it hasn’t risen above -2 since. Thanks to the almost constant rain previously every pot is now a block of ice and I’m expecting losses as some of the trees weren’t fully dormant.
    Just seems to be here that’s affected – a 10 mile wide corridor between Dumfries and the Solway (15 miles or so). Too small for it’s own Met forecast I suppose – they’re saying ‘might touch freezing tonight…’, but I’ve just been outside and it’s already -4 !!
    Not a good omen for the rest of Winter.

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