Bill Pike water & reflections

water n.
a colourless, odourless liquid

Yet water, particularly a water surface, has so many wonderful effects which are often taken for granted, or not even noticed, by those whose very existence depends on it in everyday life...

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The River Thames at Cricklade

The River Thames at Cricklade

Size: 0.92m x 0.61m  Medium: Oils on canvas  

Jun-Jul 2008  

By the time the River Thames gets to Cricklade, it is already quite deep and powerful, although it hasn't become all that wide as yet. Here the current was particularly strong after heavy rain the previous day. Some wake vortices were forming in the lee of weed clumps, and a swan was seen nearby, grazing on someone's lawn!

The River Thames at Cricklade (map)