Woke this morning to find a hard frost had transformed the world into a glittering wonderland, made more magical by the mist which softened and blurred everything slightly, so I donned my warmest clothes, and set off for a walk - it was much too nice to be cooped up inside, and I am trying to get back into the routine of walking somewhere every day, even if it is only a short distance. I went down the main road that leads into town, over the canal, through the park, through the Castle Grounds alongside the River Anker, over the bridge, and into town, then back over the river (different bridge this time) and back up the hill to home. Everything looked so beautiful, so I took lots of photos.
|The Coventry Canal on a frosty, misty morning, looking towards Amington |
from the Glascote Road Bridge (also known as Bridge No 73, or the Anchor
Bridge, after a pub which used to stand nearby.
|On the other side of the road the bridge over the canal was festooned with frost-rimed cobwebs.|
|View along the canal, from the Glascote Road Bridge, towards Kettlebrook.|
There's a boat moored by the towpath, and can you see bits of ice floating
in the water.
|MacGregor Park, given to Tamworth 'in perpetuity' by Victorian vicar and philanthropist |
William MacGregor. It looked lovely, with the frost glittering in the sunshine, and trees
outlined against the blue sky.
|The Arches (there are 19 of them, carrying the railway line across the Anker Valley) looked|
positively picturesque (they don't always!)
|A view in the Castle Grounds. I thought this looked so beautiful, I couldn't resist trying|
to capture it on camera.
|AI love this shot of the bare trees against the sky. They always look quite dramatic, especially|
at this time of year hen they've shed their leaves. I think they're poplars, but I don't know a lot
|The silver birches have lost most of their old bark, and the new white 'skin' really gleamed in|
the sunshine, looking even brighter against the small patches of old greenish brown bark.
|Another frozen cobweb! Bridges, railings, benches and all kinds of plants were|
festooned with them. If cobwebs looked like this throughout the year I'm sure
it would make us see spiders in a different light. I wish I could 'pick' these and keep them!
|This yellow mahonia makes me feel happy on the dullest days, but it was amazing today - |
really glowing in the sunshine.