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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Swallows Near the Source of the Thames

Swallows Near the Source of the Thames

Size: 0.63m x 0.36m  Medium: Oils on canvas  

Jun-Jul 2009  

I was looking for the 'Source of the Thames' which was supposed to be just north of the A433 Tetbury-Cirencester Road, but perhaps there had been more water abstraction since my 1968 'One-Inch' OS Swindon Map was published?

Luckily there were some puddles nearby, with a couple of Swallows perched on a barbed-wire fence and occasionally 'mating', which I managed to photograph, I hope tactfully, reflected in one such puddle!

Swallows Near the Source of the Thames (map)