Those of us that like to take our boats out on the Thames are in lockdown like everyone else. We have recently learnt (15th May) that we may visit our boats at the marina, but the Environment Agency are discouraging cruising by keeping the locks without hydraulic power. Hand wind only.
So much to see in this small world between the fences. Plenty of time to get down and closeup to the world of plants and insects. Abundant greenness sprinkled with colour, pierced with sharpness. Home to our beautiful cat who is surprised that we are spending so much time on her planet.
So this self isolating is rather frustrating, I’m sure you will agree. But here’s the thing; if you are cooped up inside your own house maybe there are some details that you never really noticed. Maybe you just take for granted the corners here and there that might make an interesting picture.
Spending a lot of time in the garden because of the lockdown, I find myself looking skywards through the trees.
Just today we have been suffering from the onslaught of storm Ciara (edit) and now storm Dennis has arrived. Trees are down and much debris on the pavements. The chain saws are out and the branches are being shredded.
Walking around the town, I find myself looking down. Often this is because I need to tread carefully on the uneven pavements and kerbs, but often it is because I am noticing the rich variety of textures and shades.