Wootton Bassett (Sunday 30th September 2018)
It has been quite a while since I visited the Wilts and Berks at Templars Firs in (Royal) Wootton Bassett, so I thought I'd pop along and maybe see a water vole or two. I didn't of course, but there were plenty of moorhens and a couple of mallards. It was very autumnal with hawthorn berries, rosehips and sloe berries in abundance.
I hadn't intended to blip any swans for a while, but I was so pleased to see that the pen swan whose partner disappeared last year is no longer alone. The pair were gliding serenely on the canal among the water lilies.
30.9.2018 (1926 hr)
Blip #2764 (#2514 + 250 archived blips taken 27.8.60-18.3.10)
Consecutive Blip #003
Blips/Extras In 2018 #206/265 + #72/100 Extras)
Day #3111 (606 gaps from 26.3.10)
LOTD #1906 (#1747 + 159 in archived blips)
Wootton Bassett series
Wilts and Berks Canal series
Wilts And Berks At Templars Firs, 30 September 2018 (Flickr album)(Work in progress)
Taken with Pentax K-1 Mark II and Sigma AF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 APO DG Macro lens
Lozarhythm Of The Day:
John Mayall's Bluesbreakers featuring Peter Green - So Many Roads (recorded 30 September 1966)
Otis Rush, who died yesterday, was a major influence on many guitarists - Eric Clapton, Peter Green, Jimmy Page to name but three. His biggest hits were I Can't Quit You Baby, All Your Love and Homework. John Mayall's bands recorded four or five of his songs and rather than post an Otis Rush track to show his influence I have chosen this slightly lesser known cover, to be found on the B-side of Looking Back, and recorded on this day fifty-two years ago.
Otis Rush's original, So Many Roads, So Many Trains, was recorded for Chess in 1960.
One Year Ago:
The Old Forge