After rather a lot of rain, the water table is so high that the stuff is just pouring out of the ground up north...
.. and parts of the Five Mile Road have ponds where there aren't usually any. There had better not be a hosepipe ban this summer or something is seriously wrong!
So I dusted off my lens and took advantage of a sunny weekend at last. West Park is an absolute gem, and within lunchtime walking distance for thousands of workers, too...
.. shady clean paths (and at least one route without steps, for those in chairs - although quite steep in places)...
.. greenery at all times of the year.
The path right at the far (First Tower) end...
.. and a view of that tower amongst the rooftops.
There are some more natural tracks if Real Earth is more your thing.
.. and of course excellent views over the bay. I like the way the pool has brighter water than the sea, here :)
So, as nasty cold wet unpleasant Winter fades into a lousy memory, I look forward some warmth, good light, Vitamin D, and the great scenery to spring back to life and give me incentive to take my camera for a walk again.
My pics? What can I say... but that there are two types of photographers : artists and recordists. I'm a recordist - for me it's a technical challenge to try to capture what the eye sees, rather than what the imagination sees. I'm no artist.
My camera is good enough for the web, I'm not interested in spending a fortune on DSLR and lenses, mucking about in pic editors, filters and all that malarkey.
I'm also driven to share, publish, and show things to people when they're interested in specific things - like island scenery. If I was into art, I'd despair at just how much there is out there already, and how difficult it would be to find an audience because no-one has time to wade through billions of pretty pictures.
If you want to see what Jersey looks like, then hang around here and I'll do my best to show you. Thanks!