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I’ve written before about different aspects of our local area. We live to take a walk and still find things we didn’t know we’re there really close to our house.
Yesterday we strolled back from a friend’s and did it again.
First we found these amazing black cap toadstools in the wooded section.
Then this man-made lake is in the middle of an estate of flats. It’s been created as a green haven and we walk or cycle thorough it regularly.
This time we crossed the lake for the first time.
And we discovered another river crossing to the island.
The clever Dutch planning has filled this green space with activities. There’s separate soccer and basketball courts that are vandal proof and durable. The soccer pitch has astro turf. The bird population enjoys the water which in turn supports drainage.
Check out the twisted beak of this juvenile swan. As he swims under our bridge.
There’s an environmental conservation project too that explains the important climate change role that trees play in absorbing CO2.
There’s also an abundance of flora and fauna intermingled with the various municipal activities serving the human community and a school sits in the middle of the lake.
In the final stroll from there to the house there was a chance to look at this curious two tone tree.
I’m not sure why the foliage is half red and half green.
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