My walk this morning took me along many paths I’ve never explored before. The village is bordered by both the M11 motorway and the railway line, so I was half expecting to come to a dead end at some point. To my delight though I discovered several underpasses and tunnels, taking me alongside the railway and under the motorway. It was in one of these that I found some very recent graffiti. I can tell it’s new from the reference to the country’s current obsession with buying as many toilet rolls as possible!
Another path led me through a wonderfully rough-hewn tunnel of corrugated iron, which I just knew would offer some great photographic opportunities. I had to combine five different exposures to make the most of this texture, but I think it was worth the effort!
Finally, as I headed for home, I encountered a particularly fearless blue tit along one of the lanes. I didn’t seem in the least bit bothered by my presence and continued foraging for bugs among the blackthorn flowers.
15 April 2020