Friday, 3 February 2012

RIVER STOUR

November 19th 2011


13 comments:

Hermes said...

Could just be me but looks so cold - but lovely.

Toffeeapple said...

Is this the Stour in Somerset or the one in Kent, or the one in Warwickshire?

Lucy Corrander : Photos said...

Hello Hermes. I realise I should have put a date with this photo. I took it on 19th November 2011. It was, indeed, a cold day - but nowhere near as cold as it is now. (But neither was it as sunny as it is today.)

Hello Toffeeapple. The river Stour in Dorset! (Which starts in Wiltshire!) I took this photo while standing on the bridge in Blandford Forum.

T. Becque said...

I can picture a lovely English fairytale happening here.

Rebecca said...

The bright colors in the middles of the water are catchy.

Kathryn Dyche Dechairo said...

Looks like a beautiful place.

Leovi said...

That picture really lovely with excellent play of light, shadows and reflections. I wish you a happy weekend.

Lesley said...

Interestingly, it doesn't look very cold to me. Maybe it is the bright green grass. I like that little island effect.

Gemma Wiseman said...

Beautiful tangle of silhouette reflections and the grey skies in reflection add an element of mystery!

Pat Tillett said...

Very nice! Lot's of beautiful colors and shades...

Lucy Corrander : Photos said...

Hello T. Becque. It's an interesting thought. I'm trying to decide whether the scene suggests a delightful English fairy tale or a sinister one.

Hello Rebecca. In the right places, these slimes can be surprisingly attractive. (Not sure they are meant to be called slimes though!)

Hello Kathryn, it is, indeed, a very pleasant place. Lovely woods nearby too.

Hello Leovi. It's interesting that reflections can be so clear on a river which is running towards a weir. There's an apparent stillness on the surface - but the water is, none the less, heading for a drop.

Hello Lesley. As I mentioned to Hermes, I took this photo in November when it wasn't as cold as it is now. (You'll see some of the fallen leaves have autumn, rather than dead-brown colours still.) However the grass . . . it isn't grass. Don't know what it is but it's another kind of plant that is forming an island in the water. I'm probably visiting this same place later today and will try to remember to see whether it has retained its colour or whether it has been zapped by frosts. I understand Blandford Forum (where this bit of the Stour is) didn't go above -7 centigrade yesterday.

Hello Gemma. I think the mystery of those grey skies was whether I'd get indoors before it began to rain. (I did. There was drizzle but no downpour.)

Catherine said...

Very tranquil shot...

Tatjana Parkacheva said...

Beautiful reflection.

Regards and best wishes