The weekly photo challenge from 07 October 2016 was water:


As subjects go it is fairly straight forward, so how best to utilise it. Water of course is everywhere, so there are a number of things that can be done, most of which I have not to tried, but here are a few photos that feature water in some form or another.


I’ll start off with smaller amounts of water, a few drops on flowers and plants:

Rain Drops on Roses

Tulip dew drops

Dipsacus fullonum (Dipsacaceae)


A few shots of frozen water. Some snow, a bit of frost, and some straight forward ice.



Frosty Rose

Ice Formations 3

Ice Formations 2

Ice Formations 1

A quick change of tact now and a look at water being used in man-made things.

Steam trains first off, and this is 92 Squadron, a Battle of Britain Class locomotive recently back on the tracks following an extensive refit for service. You can find out more information at

92 Squadron Arriving B+W


Fountains are something that can range drastically in size. Here is theFlora Fountain at Witley Court (an English Heritage property – which unfortunately has not worked for some years but was a reasonable size:

Flora Fountain


But it has nothing on the Perseus and Andromeda Fountain seen in full flow in the next two photos:

Witley Court

Witley Court


Finally back more natural scenes for water.

This one is possibly a bit of a stretch for natural scenes. Although woodland, Skipton Woods has been heavily managed for a very long time for logging purposes. As if that wasn’t enough these waterfalls are man-made so perhaps this was the greatest choice to start for natural occurrences of water:

Man-made falls


Next a two photos from the River Forth – first with the Road bridge and the second with the rail bridge in shot:

Forth Road Bridge

Firth of Forth Rail Bridge


Wicken Fen Nature Reserve is National Trust’s oldest nature reserve where they have returning the land to a fen. More information can be found here:

Wicken Fen

Wicken Fen


The next photo was taken during a walk from Lynmouth along the East Lyn to Watersmeet – the confluence of the East Lyn and Hoar Oak Water. This is another National Trust area –

Shallow Falls


Malham Cove ( is 70-metre high white limestone cliff in the Yorkshire Dales. Malham Beck flows from the base of the cliff, but in the past water would have flowed over Malham Cove from melting glaciers. On 6th December 2015 for the first time in living history water flowed over Malham Cove creating the UKs highest single drop waterfall for one day only:

Malham Cove


The final photo is another National Trust property – Houghton Mill ( It was a very hot and still summers day, the mill was not working (it is only used one day a week for grinding flour) so the river in front of the mill was only disturbed by the swans and occasional kayakers.

Houghton Mill


With something so abundant I could have kept this post going considerably longer than I have. Thank you for taking the time to read through this post, I hope you have enjoyed it.

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