Thursday, 21 February 2013


Taking advantage of the dry weather, we set out this morning for a walk through Shipley Park, along Slack Lane and out towards Mapperley Village before returning via Shipley Hill.  It has been a long time since we have been out to Mapperley and all was peaceful on the reservoir.
A few more Goosanders were to be seen swimming about in the distance and the ubiquitous Coots were fighting noisily among themselves.  Taking a panorama view of the reservoir shows how dull and wintry things still look.
Trudging up Shipley Hill, the woodland floor revealed several clumps of Snowdrops lifting their white flowers to the stirring and freezing breeze.  One or two Daffodils were also beginning to show a little colour in their flower buds, promising more colourful things to come.
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