A very swollen and fast flowing River Thames well up over the path at Old Windsor. Environment agency workers on site suggesting the peak will not be until tomorrow. Lots of sightseers out and about to have a look today
9th July at Farnborough. Great display sadly cut short by a birdstrike on Red 7! Landed safely, and the remaining 8 Hawks returned to Fairford. This was the second birdstrike the Reds have suffered in a week, after Red 6 was hit on the nose last weekend.
The Thames has well and truly burst it's banks at Runnymede, covering the A380 a and pouring onto the fields on the other side. An impressive site, and although this section looks still and calm, the actual river is 10 times faster than usual at the moment.
Taken from the top of the RAF Memorial on Cooper's Hill. The river is actually just in front of the line of houses in the centre of the shot. The expanse of flooding in front is actually the Runnymede Pleasure grounds, and right up to the Windsor Road. The road is a major route from Windsor into Staines and the M25 and has been closed for a few days now. As an added bonus, you can also see Heathrow in the background!
Lava bees? :D
Lots and lots of Apis mellifera honey bees, presumably feeding on the sap that has slowly oozed from slices of a monkeypuzzle tree felled over the winter at Brookwood Cemetery! I assume the slowly warming weather has drawn the sap out?
Spotted this Fly Agaric walking past the graveyard of St Michael's Church in Pirbight. Only had the zoom lens with me, so propped it on the wall of the graveyard and got this shot form distance. Sometimes a shot just falls into your lap.....