On a very, very quiet Eastet day morning walk before sunrise, with so few people about for a number of reasons, nature carries on regardless and this duck seemed to perform on que and gave me a sword in the lake impression on a very calm pond.
Early morning walks can reveal some lovely suprises that catch the eye. Here the sun has caught the remaining leaves of trees to show a line between the tips of three or four trees. I suspect that they are in conversation with each other. Older and wiser that most of us!
Three of the worlds most talented long distance runners wind down after finishing the 5000 meters at the Diamond League Muller Games at the London stadium, Kenyans, Nicholas Kipkorir Kimeli, Rhonex Kipruto and Paul Kipngetich Tanui. It was great to see so many wonderful athletes turning on the afterburners for our enjoyment on a sunny afternoon in London.
No apologies but the coast/beach in winter can be the most invigorating place to be. And at dusk you can be in for a treat with great gnarly weather, a mixture of cloud and light. You can see the horizon punctuated with distant lights.
The last knockings of the day and the best place to be in autumn - on the beach. A family plays in the shallows as the sun sets and the tide comes in to cover their playground. Sheer bliss for everyone.
A kneeling WRAF officer in period clothes gazes at the spectators during the Battle of Britain airshow at Imperial War Museum Duxford with a line of assorted Spifires on right ready to take flight. Their pilots are the in distance in their period uniform. And here's the thing, these planes were flown in from all over the country by ther owners for the day and they flew them home at the end. Forget arriving in a supercar - flying in and out in your own Spitfire now that's panache!
Sand being blown across a huge beach at low tide like a gritty mist. A strange sensation, the beach is alive and moving around you. You are a welcome guest but be mindful as the nature of the beach and tide make no allowances for the unwatchful.