Friday 16 December 2022

Last post before Christmas.

I've "bin" out on one of my daily walks around the area I live in at Cleethorpes.

Not far from our house is this deep excavation for renewal of water supply pipes.

Looking across the road the low sunlight lit up the clouds on a the cold frosty day.

Pennells Garden Centre, all decked out with Christmas items.

Along the main road the trees caught the low winter sunlight & I saw a dog walker.

Frosted leaves on the grass verge.

Parallel to the main road is a private road for the houses along there and it was "bin day",
hence my cryptic title to this post. 

The men were quite amused and I suspect puzzled that I should want to photograph them.

Further along we have a car wash at what was formerly a petrol station.

Staffed mainly by Polish workers, they do a good job, I take my car there.

It's a popular path for joggers, cyclists & walkers.

Then I met up with the men emptying the bins in a little complex of houses where a
footpath runs through.

I noticed the wagon driver had spotted me in his rear view mirror.

A quick word with the driver and he was happy to have his photo taken and give me a smile.

There's a trend just now to decorate post boxes with 
knitted Christmas decorations.

This one's outside the local Post Office.

I hope you all enjoy Christmas and have a Happy New Year.

Panasonic TZ100 compact camera, the las two taken on my mobile 'phone.

Monday 12 December 2022

BRRRR! Frosty days!

 Well, winter finally arrives, roll on next summer.   Pictures taken at home today.

Early Christmas decorations courtesy of the spiders!

Or maybe leftover from Halloween?

Grasses and Buddleias.

Panasonic TZ100 compact.  (Taken on "Intelligent Auto".

Saturday 3 December 2022

Cleethorpes Country Park.

 Cleethorpes Country Park is bordered on one side by houses and a golf course on the other.  Popular for walking, bird watching, anglers and dog walkers.

In the summer months it's also used for wind surfer instruction and paddle boarding.

The park is set alongside a housing estate.

This area is reserved for letting dogs have a swim.

Lots of birds at the park, here are a few Black Headed Gulls jostling for a place.

A juvenile Swan on the lake.

A high voltage power line crosses one end of the lake, the discs on the cables are to make
the wires visible for incoming birds approaching the lake.  It's a popular place for migrating
geese arriving in the autumn to over winter on the lake.

Two Gulls and | Magpie.

There's a resident pair of swans on the lake.

It's always popular, especially on a warm Winters day like the one I had to take these pics.

Bulrushes & Reeds around the lake shore.

Not sure what this hardy little flower was, I thought it was Clover but realised later when
I got it onto my PC monitor the leaves were wrong for Clover.

Hawthorn berries all over the park.

This chap came toward me walking his very well behaved dog (not on a lead)
and I had a pleasant talk to him.  The dog is a Labradoodle!

A couple of young people taking a rest on their bicycle ride.

There are various bridges, this one is where the water flows into the lake from the beck
that runs along the Golf Course.

There are fishing platforms all around the lake.  Lots of large Carp and Bream in here.

At the end of the lake, close to the car park, the fishing platforms are reserved for wheelchair 
anglers.  The board across the front of them is to prevent accidents with the wheelchair
accidentally going over the front of the platform.

Autumn reeds catching the low sunlight.

This definitely is a Clover plant!

Picnic tables are dotted all around the lake.

Plenty of benches to enjoy the view over the lake too.

This plaque greets people visiting the park as they leave the car park.

Olympus EM1 Mk2 + 12-100 Pro lens.