Tuesday, 8 December 2009

Houseboat Guests.



Photo copyright Maggie May

This is another photo of the same canal that I used last week for Watery Wednesday. A canal in Essex that we visited while staying with our daughter, and we walked along the banks of it just before dusk.
The ducks milled around the houseboat. Maybe they got fed round there. They seemed to be waiting.......

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33 comments:

Xavi said...

Thanks for visiting and for your kind comments.
Have a nice day.

Xavi

Suburbia said...

Love the colours in that picture. You have a good 'eye'.

Teacher's Pet said...

Maggie..I love dusk...a beautiful time of the day (my favorite time of the day!)
These ducks look like they know exactly what they are waiting for!
This is a lovely photo.
Smiles from Jackie

Denise said...

Wonderful photo Maggie, reminds me of the time I used to walk along the river in Pershore, Worcs. way back in the day :)

Bernie said...

Great photo Granny, the reflections are awesome....:-)Hugs

eileeninmd said...

Cool photo of the ducks and reflections.

J Bar said...

Good one.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Wendy said...

Aww, cute duckies. Nice pic of the water and houseboat. I'm sure somebody fed those ducks.

Hilary said...

Wonderful colours in this photo, Maggie. It's a great shot.

The Things We Carried said...

Its funny how we creatures naturally wait where we have been fed!

Ebie said...

That's a beautiful house boat. Your shot created a great reflection!

Pat said...

Gorgeous reflections in the rippling water. Love the little duckies and the lighting is great for this!

Joops said...

Really nice!

We have rainy and snowy days

Martha Z said...

A nice shot, I love evening light. Wouldn't it be fun to stay on that houseboat and be rocked to sleep while listening to the ducks?

chubskulit said...

That's just lovely!

RNSANE said...

When we visited our friends in England one year, they took us to a party on a friend's houseboat. It was so much fun...quite posh. We don't have that type of houseboat here in the U. S. so I really felt like I was having an adventure.

Ayak said...

Lovely photo Maggie. I always had a dream about living on a houseboat..they look so cosy don't they?

menopausaloldbag (MOB) said...

I have a friend who lives on a houseboat. It's an unusual way of life but they take it from its moorings and travel to other places when they want a change of scenery. Amazing really. I love the idea of it but I couldn't live on a houseboat on a permanent basis - too small. But they have swans, moorhens, all manner of birds as neighbours and passing friends.

Your photo reminded me so much of them. Lovely.

Frau said...

Cool picture!

Rose said...

The ducks do look as though they are expecting a treat at any time:) I'm curious--are the barges used for transporting freight only or are there excursion barges that people can take, too?

Suldog said...

Ducks!

(Considering my blog post today, this couldn't have been more apt or coincidental. Amazing.)

Brian Miller said...

my boys love to feed the ducks...we usually have to stand on top of a picnic table though because they get fiesty...nice pic.

Sniffles and Smiles said...

I love English houseboats!!! Would love to troll along in one through the locks...and to feed the ducks...so lovely and tranquil... Praying the days ahead are filled with peace and healing!! Love you, Janine XO

cheshire wife said...

The ducks do look very expectant. I hope that they weren't disappointed!

Absolutely Write said...

Dear Maggie, I didn't know about the cancer - so sorry my friend. I know you will fight it off and get better. God bless x

Hannah Miet said...

Hey Maggy...what is POTW?

I am glad you arrived at my humble abode, but I don't know what it is.

My brother also has an autistic spectrum disorder. I wrote about it a few times, most in this post:http://hannahmiet.blogspot.com/2009/08/keep-change-you-filthy-animal.html

I will definitely be back here. Keep the great posts coming!

Sandi McBride said...

I loved the canals and the lovely walks we took along them. Thanks so much for the sweet comment today, too! Now, maybe one day in the future I can get back "over the pond" and walk along the canals again...want to come along?

Working Mum said...

I guess dinner is on the way! Pavlov was certainly on the button with his research!

Crystal Jigsaw said...

That's a lovely picture, Maggie, very calming.

CJ xx

Akelamalu said...

Great shot Maggie. I'd like to live on a houseboat. :)

Maggie's garden said...

Loved your photo Maggie....wishing you well.

San said...

Shimmery and beautiful, Maggie.

Alyson (New England Living) said...

What a lovely photo! xx