Last Sunday week, as I was driving from Seend Cleeve to Sells Green, I drove up Bolland's Hill over the Kennet and Avon and noticed a large group of Canada geese on the canal in the distance, with some folk on the towpath appearing to be feeding them. This afternoon as I was going by, I pulled up to see if they were still there. It was another mild, unlit day.
The colourless sky was yielding some heavy rain and though I did my best to shield the camera, every picture is blemished from water on the lenses' filters, acting as a testament to the conditions. The Canada geese were still present in some number, but were on the far side bank, in the grass. I presume these are winter visitors as I have not seen them here during summer.
I walked along the towpath as far as the Barge Inn at Seend Cleeve and back again, and though the weather was miserable, I must say that I was in high spirits, in some way enjoying the adversity, invigorated by the rain and inspired by the geese that had little choice but to shoulder the weather.
Edit: The narrowboat in the foreground is the Nordic Dream.
You can see the geese better in Large or in close-up (with the new Sigma 70-300mm) here.
Lens: Tokina 19-35mm