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 Near Kemble

The River Thames Near Kemble

Size: 1.22 x 0.82  Medium: Oils on canvas  

Jul-Sep 2008  

The Thames seems to start from lower springs than it used to, perhaps because of increased 'abstraction'. However it is already a tinkling little torrent of fresh water, bumbling over the earthy limestone ('Cornbrash') rocks by the time it crosses under the main A428 Cirencester road, and becomes easily visible about half a mile north east of Kemble, Gloucestershire.

The River Thames Near Kemble (map)