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Dunham Massey . Canal side Colour . Fishink Walks .

October 1, 2014

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Following on from my post about Colour and the fact that it inspired a regular Fishink blog reader Joy (on the other side of the Pond), to get out on her bike and go explore some nature. On Sunday we went over to Cheshire and explored Dunham Massey and it’s surrounding area. I still can’t quite believe how great the weather is, this late in the year.

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Boo meeting some of the locals before we walked along the canal and had a picnic.

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I decided to take some photos of the fading plantlife along the canal side, and again got to marvel at the tremendous colours that nature had to offer.

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You can either view these as a collection of dying leaves and twigs or an inspirational colour palette for your next painting or design it’s all about how you look at things.

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This beautiful little school caught my eye as well as the ducks. These sunlit stems looked like rich, crackling flames, which have been magically paused in time.

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A short diversion past some cut and pre-harvested fields and then we headed over to Dunham Massey itself.


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A couple of watery shots before meeting the deer in the Park. “Hello there”, they really were surprisingly tame, allowing us to get closer than I’ve ever been to deer before. Boo was very curious and they didn’t appear too bothered by her either, thankfully she rarely barks, so a quiet animal must be less of a threat than a noisy one … I would assume.

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Beautiful markings and such tiny heads, do you think Boo could pass as a deer ?, I might get her in training for christmas !

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Enough squirrels and rabbits around to keep us all active.

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Some lovely old pieces of trunk left to feast our eyes on.

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Just before we left, this wonderful creature appeared out of nowhere and stood quietly a few meters away and allowed us to take a few pics of him. I can see why people use the word ‘majestic’ when talking about deer and stags … another great day.

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5 Comments leave one →
  1. October 1, 2014 11:51 am

    Beautiful colours from my favourite park which holds a lifetime of memories! Thanks for your lovely perspective on the changing of the seasons too and the wonderful colour palettes in nature!! Love it!

    • October 1, 2014 11:57 am

      Thanks for your comments Lizzie, glad you’re enjoying the colours too. You’ll see more of them and we’ll see more of you next week ! Hurrah

      • October 1, 2014 12:05 pm

        I can’t wait!! On both counts!! Happy days!! xxxx

  2. October 1, 2014 3:06 pm

    Pattern and inspiration everywhere! Who could possibly be bored out in nature! That sky was lovely too. And yes, find a little set of antlers and Boo will be good to go come Christmas. Thanks for the mention, Craig!

    • October 1, 2014 3:19 pm

      The rein-deer is in training now. You’re welcome Joy, I appreciate your comments as usual.

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