Quite apart from the glorious trip to Skomer a few weeks ago, the other parts of the week away were just as good. A trip to the red kite feeding station yielded some excellent images – with the birds picking up not only from the bank but from the water too.
They are fast, and it took considerable time to get the birds exactly as I wanted them. The day being overcast, but without rain did actually help, as the light was good – very bright, but beautifully diffused with the overhead cloud.
Sometimes the rain and the damp of England can be a blessing.
Well, what a weekend that turned out to be – with rain, hail and wind on Sunday, and a glorious day on the Sunday….. The street parties carried on regardless, with brollies used whilst the wine was washed down. Our local party attracted over 1000 people, all bringing their own chairs, and consuming lots of food, including a whole hog, which was roasting from aound 3am, and being served up some hours later.
Everyone had a cracking good time, and the village is even talking about repeating the event next year – We don’t need an excuse for a party here at home.
As you can see, despite the weather, warm smiles abounded, and I just loved this ladies glasses – hmm, wonder where I could get a pair?
Lots more images on the Marple Bridge Facebook page – why not have a look?
I was pleased to be able to get a press pass for the parade today… although it rained heavily all the time and we all got thoroughly soaked, it was worth it. The atmosphere was brilliant, and even though I’m no football fan, I got caught up in the spirit of the day….. images are now online, and can be found HERE The Barclays Premier League trophy was on display for all to see, after the mass of red and white tape was showered down on the bus and players at the start of the parade.