E.J.Wilkins

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Royden Pond


This is a beautiful little pond in Royden Woods, within the New Forest. It's within an area managed by Hampshire Wildlife Trust.
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I've chosen this picture as my first upload after such a long break because, at long last, we're reaching the end of some rather essential work in our garden. The last thing to do is finish putting in a pond - in ground that slopes in as many different directions as possible!

We're almost there and, if the weather holds, we'll have a bit more time for other things by the end of this coming weekend.

Apologies for dropping out of view so suddenly, but we've so busy that the computer hasn't been turned on very often, and I'm embarrassed to admit that I haven't even been checking emails. I'll do my best to look at my mail this weekend.

I'd like to thank everybody for their best wishes, which Chris passed on yesterday. We had a lovely day, St Cross worked its' magic and we discovered that you simply can't see all of Winchester Cathedral in an afternoon - so we'll have to go back again :-)


Royden Pond


This is a beautiful little pond in Royden Woods, within the New Forest. It's within an area managed by Hampshire Wildlife Trust.
.....

I've chosen this picture as my first upload after such a long break because, at long last, we're reaching the end of some rather essential work in our garden. The last thing to do is finish putting in a pond - in ground that slopes in as many different directions as possible!

We're almost there and, if the weather holds, we'll have a bit more time for other things by the end of this coming weekend.

Apologies for dropping out of view so suddenly, but we've so busy that the computer hasn't been turned on very often, and I'm embarrassed to admit that I haven't even been checking emails. I'll do my best to look at my mail this weekend.

I'd like to thank everybody for their best wishes, which Chris passed on yesterday. We had a lovely day, St Cross worked its' magic and we discovered that you simply can't see all of Winchester Cathedral in an afternoon - so we'll have to go back again :-)


comments (22)

  • Laurie
  • United States
  • 11 Jun 2009, 16:24
Natural beauty. Love those reflections. Welcome Back!!!
EJWilkins: Thanks Laurie, this is a beautiful piece of woodland.
Hopefully I'm now "back" more permanently than when I uploaded this picture
This is a great picture to come back with. Those reflections are out of this world. Oh, and welcome back!
EJWilkins: Apologies for the lengthy delay in replying Sheila, with luck I'll be "back" a bit more permanently than before!
Great to have you back. Sorry I couldn't make it yesterday but had to get on with some decorating which is well behind schedule! Glad you and Chris had a good day
EJWilkins: Goodness, that seems a long time ago now, I hope you might be able to make it in August?
Lovely image Ellie and wonderful reflections !!
EJWilkins: It was beautiful to see, we're very lucky with our countryside round here
Worth waiting for Ellie. richard
EJWilkins: Glad you think so Richard smile
Welcome back Ellie, I thought you had forsaken SC for a time there. This is a lovely picture for your return, what lovely reflections.
EJWilkins: No I hadn't forsaken S/C, been a bit distracted. Hopefully I'll be around a bit more often now. smile
  • zed
  • Australia
  • 11 Jun 2009, 20:58
Welcome back Ellie and what a wonderful image to come back with
EJWilkins: It looked wonderful the day I took this picture, I was very pleased with the way it came out.
  • graham pickett
  • United Kingdom SOUTHSEA HAMPSHIRE
  • 12 Jun 2009, 00:53
So pleased you are back Ellie,and what a quality shot to return with,nature at its best.
EJWilkins: Very lucky with our local countryside aren't we.
  • Fabrice
  • France
  • 12 Jun 2009, 14:41
Very happy to read you again, Ellie.
This photo is perfectly appropriate since it can be assumed that this image reflects the past ...
EJWilkins: It does reflect the past, and hope for the future too
Welcome back Ellie. What a wonderful picture!
EJWilkins: So pleased you like this one Richard
  • Larry Bliss
  • Raleigh, North Carolina, USA
  • 13 Jun 2009, 02:33
Hooray! Ellie's back! With a wonderfully simple, yet complex image...
EJWilkins: Hopefully I'm beck more permanently now Larry. Pleased you like this picture, it was a wonderful scene that I wanted to get as "right" as possible.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 13 Jun 2009, 04:17
Excellent double feature of this fine little puddle, Ellie.
EJWilkins: Aha, a teeny bit more than a puddle, but not quite as big as a lake - that's the definition of a pond! wink
  • Nick
  • United Kingdom
  • 14 Jun 2009, 17:50
What a beautiful place, the reflections are perfect on the still water.
EJWilkins: I don't know whereabouts you live, but a visit to Royden Woods always brings some nice surprises and good things to see
  • Chris
  • England
  • 15 Jun 2009, 09:11
This is acharming evocation of spring Ellie
EJWilkins: It is isn't it, the bright green doesn't last very long
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 15 Jun 2009, 21:18
Are you sure you loaded this picture the right way up? Great one for a late spring celebration.

I missed you. And I am glad that Chris got you back on track.
EJWilkins: Yep, it's the right way up - I recall a lot of confusion last time I flipped a picture of a reflection, so thought I shouldn't try it again wink
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 17 Jun 2009, 10:55
Yes, a lovely spring pic, full of bright, fresh green - I love its reflections in the pond- and the whole erea looks a bit like a fairy tale- 'verwunschen' as we say in our language, but without any feeling of being anxious!
Yes, I completely agree with Louis' sentences!
EJWilkins: Yes, a fairy-tale sort of pond, and those bright green leaves look slightly unreal too
  • Mary MacADNski
  • Beautiful Prince Edward Island, Canada
  • 17 Jun 2009, 12:53
Nice to have you back - especially to learn there was nothing amiss.
EJWilkins: Slightly amiss, but I know why now, which is a blessing. smile
That water was so still...and giving the reflections a mirror like image. Nice one Ellie.
EJWilkins: Thanks Ron, it was a good day to take this sort of picture
  • Harv
  • United Kingdom
  • 30 Jun 2009, 21:23
Nice to have you back. Lovely reflections here.
EJWilkins: Thanks Harv smile
Hi Ellie,

It looks lovely here, quiet and away from the noise of the city! Lovely photo smile

Iain.
EJWilkins: Ah, yes, but we live quite a way from a "proper" city, so we're lucky smile
Beautiful. Great reflections.
EJWilkins: I'll have to go back again soon to see how it's changed with the seasons.
A nice picture to post on your return Ellie. Nice reflections.
EJWilkins: I was lucky with both the light and the weather Ron, one of those good days smile

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