Another selection of images showing the magic of the River Thames at this time of year: –
Pen and Cygnets
I have been watching this family of swans since the mother and her mate started to build their nest back in March. In Post No. 6 of 30th May 2012 I published an image of the mother and young, which was the first time I had seen the young since they hatched. A month later shows how much they have grown in such a short time.
Four Men in a Boat
The boat is a Thames skiff and is similar to the boat described in Jerome K Jerome’s book “Three Men in a Boat”. The skiff comes with a canopy to protect the crew from the sun (or more likely the rain). The idea was to spend several days exploring the river, setting up a tent on the river bank at night.
I have seen this Heron often over the last two years. He lives on a small island on the river near Aston and does not seem to be affected by the many boats that pass him by during the summer.
All Saints Church, Bisham – On a Mid-Summers Evening
All Saints Church – Bisham on a fine summer’s evening as piece and quiet descends on the river.
Darkness Falls over the River
A brilliant sunset is about to end as darkness falls over the river. This is an image taken from Marlow Bridge, looking upstream.