A walk in the park

I’m trying to get into blogging again and am experimenting with using Evernote – I take photos on my phone, send them to Evernote which synchs them with my laptop, already resized.  I then write the blog post copying and pasting my photos from Evernote, rather than having to download all the photos from my phone to my computer.  We shall see if it works!

high water in river usk

I went for a walk this morning.  The sun has finally come out and maybe this means summer has eventually arrived.  The tide was very high – walking along by the River Usk here you can usually see mostly mudflats with a little bit of muddy water in the bottom but today it looks like a ‘proper’ river.

shaftesbury park long shadows

This is Shaftesbury Park – with all the rain we had in June and July the grass is very green!

reeds along river

This is the park where I did my year’s observation of the reedbeds to see how they changed month after month.  At the moment they are very green, with the new leaves coming up and before they flower or end up looking golden and dry.


The pathway ….

cloud looking like a duck!

I thought this solitary cloud looks a bit like a flying duck!

row of poplars

The rows of poplar trees from another angle.  The houses in the background are on the other side of the river.

newport street art

On my way home I came across this colourful street art in Wheeler Street.  It has some of Newport’s bridges on there.

notice outside derelict Sainsburys

Past the old derelict Sainsburys supermarket building.  It’s all boarded up now and they have put this sign up.  It’s such a pity they can’t open up the site as a public open space until it is developed into something else.  I get the feeling that that notice is just an inventive way to deter intruders….

wild flowers on central reservation of dual carriageway

This summer the council have planted wild flowers on all the central reservations and roundabouts – they look lovely – the photo doesn’t show it very well, but there are blue and orange ones in there as well.  What a great way to attract bees and birds!  I think they are a lot nicer than the regimented rows of bedding plants that are usually there.  Maybe more subtle and less showy…

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3 Responses to A walk in the park

  1. Brianna Asaro 22nd July 2012 at 2:45 pm #

    What a pretty walk. I can’t wait to read more on your blog again!

    • Liz Plummer 22nd July 2012 at 2:55 pm #

      Thanks, Brianna! I hope this new routine will help me to get into blogging properly again…

  2. Christine 23rd July 2012 at 2:42 am #

    The cloud indeed looks like a flying duck *chuckle*. I haven’t tried sending photos to Evernote for blogging purposes.. sounds neat though!