THE GOOD LIFE. La bella vita,I felt the need to go for a walk today but only got as far as St Mary's church and back at least it was dry but the wind kept most of the wildlife out of view I did get some fleeting glances of 4 dragonflies but no picks, behind the severn flood wall near St Mary.s church it was sheltered and I saw a few damsels with the sparrows feeding on the Upright hedge parsley seeds , not much of the hogweed survived the floods last month pity I cannot say the same for the rest of the severn's banks. there was flushes of water mint Forget -me-nots and sad to say swathes of the Himalayan balsam its a pity the flowers look so pretty one of the reasons it was introduced to this country.
three colours of the balsam some of the plants are over six foot high.
Not seen the otters as yet but they are here as These are Otter droppings. much better than taking shots of all the dog poo that shrouds our river walks.
minnows in the severn