I’m always on the lookout for free activities for children during the school holidays, as parents do tend to get cross when children get bored. Also getting children out in activities in Nature keeps them from creating mischief or annoying adults with short fuses.
At the moment the volunteers are in the park on Monday mornings doing all kinds of environmental work.
The tree cut down
Fungus begins to colonise
Flowers surround it
Nobody decides that they are not suitable
The trees are looking super-lush,
the flowers are out,
the weather is warm,
its summer again!
Yesterday in Leazes Park, I took these photos of
The Lort Burn
The footpath crosses The Lort Burn, on one side is flowing into the lake, on the other, upstream, the Splashes artwork.
Also banks of Rhododendron and trees, gone wild.
Ducklings are exploring the water and stones but staying close to Mother. Is it a Hen when its a female Duck? Just a Duck? as opposed to Drake?
What a lovely sight, I felt so happy looking at them.
After I had come out from my appointment at the RVI today I decided to spend a bit of time with the birds, to improve my mood.
I had really felt very angry on Thursday when I found the top part of Leazes Park had been blocked off with fences by the Food and Drink Festival, which starts on Saturday. HOW DARE THEY BLOCK OFF OUR PARK! I fumed. Its really unfair because the Festival is only on Saturday and Sunday and the access to the top part of the park has been closed, from the Derelict Park House right down to the lake, including the Terrace and bandstand, and Lime Tree Avenue!
Its unusual for access to paths in the Park to be completely blocked.
I do have issues with anger management, I will admit the fury gets easily triggered when I am feeling a bit down or tired, so I thought the waterbird therapy was a good idea.
Lots of blossoms in leazes Park, this is near the Derelict Park Keeper’s House, with Barrack Road and Westgate Hill area in the background.