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|(Daddy Duck, Mummy Duck, and you can just see Baby Duck at the reservoir- with a swan in the distance)|
It's May - and when we get a little time to relax, the other half (Dave)and I love to walk with our 'rescue' dog, Choccy, enjoying the spring sunshine in the countryside around where we live. There is a reservoir with an abundance of wild waterfowl, and nearby woods where there is always a sea of bluebells. As a tribute to May and spring in general, I thought I'd share some pictures with you.
There is a variety of different species of trees in these woods, some of them are very old, and some of them just saplings.
The woods are carpeted with last year's fallen leaves, and in between the trees, grass, ferns and other vegetation push their way through the leaves
|Some of the trees form strange, twisted patterns, twining round themselves.|
|At the edge of the woods, we could see in the distance the Bridgewater Monument, erected in 1832 to the Duke of Bridgewater, in recognition of his pioneering canal development.|
|and this is the monument itself, with people walking and picnicking under the trees|
Men were hard at work in one corner, carving out what will soon be
a natural childrens' play area.
Each season has its own delights, but I have to say Maytime in the woods can be quite magical!
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