Birds of a Feather

I missed the first week of the #2019picoftheweek Photography Challenge, hosted by Of Maria Antonia, but, as I was choosing this week’s photo, I came across two related photos and decided to post both, one for this week and one for last week…

A note about my responses for the challenge: The photos I post will be a mix of old and new.  I’ve taken so many photos over the years, it will be nice to give a handful of them a purpose, but I also look forward to taking my camera out and snapping new ones too.

So on to the photos for Weeks’ 1 & 2…

These photos were taken at the beginning of 2017, when I was going through my moody black and white photo phase, which I think suits the personality of geese perfectly.  Here we have a number of Canada Geese swimming peacefully up the River Great Ouse, which passes through my village in North Bedfordshire, UK.

Week 1 – Three of A Kind

Taken: January 2017

Week 2 – All in a Row

Taken: February 2017

The River


The river is high

And the current is strong

I am powerless

So must drift along


A journey unseen

A destination unknown

But it feels like the water

Is carrying me home


A walk down the river this morning provided the photos and the inspiration for the poem.  We had a lot of rain here yesterday, raising the level of the river.  As I stood and watched the water flowing by, the current quicker and stronger than usual, many a-large branch passed me by.  There was something quite calming about standing there and watching the water…and my mind felt a great deal more peaceful after it too 🙂