Battleaxe sometimes wonders if she needs one of those SAD-thing daylight lamps - the seemingly endless dark, dank days did get me down....
|Blue skies and reflections, Alexandra Park|
|Blue skies and reflections - Alexandra Park|
On this walk, I kept my eyes trained on the tree tops looking for an albino squirrel, seen and photographed by lots of others. Unfortunately it did not appear for us. These photos were taken by Jackie Lewis - thanks to Jackie for letting me use them.
|Albino squirrel in Alexandra Park (Jackie Lewis)|
|Albino Squirrel in Alexandra Park (Jackie Lewis)|
A while ago I mentioned in a blog post that I had seen a kingfisher. (A very long while, I see, back in 2012, with beautiful autumn colour pictures).
We were passing the same spot, just at the top of Buckshole Reservoir, and Philosopher was bemoaning the fact that he had never seen a kingfisher in his life. He had just finished speaking when one flew across the path right in front of us - this time I didn't see it. No chance of taking a photo, they are gone in a flash.
I also recently wrote that the same outfit who run the miniature railway down on the seafront have taken over the railway which follows a leafy and romantic circuit in the middle of the park. It is supposed to be re-opening in February this year, but when we walked past clearly they are having a battle with all the water left over from the recent heavy rains. I hope they manage.
|Wet and muddy railway works....|
|Camellias in mid-January|
As you'd expect of us, we stopped for coffee at the Eat Cafe - half of Hastngs seemed to be in there hoovering up huge fry-ups.
Here are some more photos from our walk, mostly taken by Philosopher because I was watching the tree-tops......