Further Fen Fun

This week I don't have an address to post as in this Sunday was Mothering Sunday and at the service my friend and colleague Claire Henderson Davis preached on the subject of "God as Mother." I'm pleased to say that this address, four others and the five she has recently given in the Memorial Church are in the process of being prepared for publication. When it's ready I promise to let readers of this blog know.

So, instead, here are a few pictures from a cycle ride (last Monday) and then a drive out with Susanna (last Tuesday) out to Wicken Fen. On the Monday I went on the Raleigh Superbe again and took the same route I used a couple of weeks ago. In my bag I carried my well worn copy of Lucretius' De Rerum Natura (translated by the wonderful David R. Slavitt) which proved to be the perfect accompaniment to my cheese rolls and bottle of Boathouse Bitter at the Wicken Fen Cafe (see one of the photos below). On the Tuesday Susanna and I did some garden related things and then took a spin out to the Fen for a gentle walk and cuppa.

Lastly, do check out John Hughes' blog. He's the Warden at Wicken Fen and his blog contains much of interest for those who love the Fen.

Heading towards Reach on the Raleigh Superbe
Drainage ditch on Adventurers' Fen
Reeds on Burwell Lode  
Reeds on Burwell Lode by Cock-up Bridge
Silver Birches in Priory Wood behind Burwell on Weirs Drove 
Drainage Ditch on White Fen
Crow on Baker's Fen looking towards Burwell
Little Fen Drove looking north east to the Lodes Way
Newly cut logs on Wicken Fen
Still life - Apple, Beer, Map and Lucretius, Wicken Fen Cafe
Rookery in the grounds of Bottisham Hall 
Tractor on Burwell Fen
Path, Wicken Fen
Wind pump, Wicken Fen
Kestrel on Wicken Fen
Flooding on Baker's Fen (black and white)
Flooding on Baker's Fen (in colour it almost looked like a seaside scene)
Flooding on Baker's Fen (same picture as above)
Reeds on Monks Lode
Reeds on Monks Lode
Reeds on Monks Lode


these photos illuminate another time