Thursday : Lingering look at Windows- week 34

The view out across the lake

Looking out across the lake, with the Transporter Bridge in the background.

Maybe you remember that I was at Saltholme nature reserve last weekend with some of my Polish family?  The RSPB website describes Saltholme as “big skies, fantastic wildlife and a friendly welcome in the heart of Teesside”.  We certainly had a good time with our Mad Hatter’s tea party.

The landscape is highly industrial with chemical works and Power Station on its doorstep, but the wetlands are a prime site for migrating birds.  At low tide you can also enjoy seals basking on the riverbanks of the estuary.  The state of the art visitor centre and wildlife reserve has breathed new life into a less than desirable area.

I was having so much fun with the family, I missed week 33 of Dawn’s challenge, but I’m back to play this week.  Check out the other entries at Lingering Visions.  I bet you’ve seen some windows you’d like to share?

46 comments

    1. With Power Station and petrochemical companies in the background. The wetlands have always attracted the birds so it’s nice to have Saltholme capitalise on that and help to protect them.

    1. Thanks, Sonel 🙂 It’s been an indoors sort of day today- I don’t think it could rain any harder if it tried, so I’m happy the Polish family came when they did. It’d be bleak up there today (but the ducks will be happy 🙂 )

  1. Fascinating place, Jo, and I like that first shot with the bird. Must day it does look a bit wild an desolate, but maybe the weather didn’t help… 🙂

  2. G’day Jo, I missed you last week, good selection of windows from you this week. I find myself looking at windows all the time too, and a bit of panic sets in if I haven’t found any by Wednesday… Lol

      1. I must admit I am vegetating a bit at the moment, enjoying the good life on this lifestyle property, gardening etc but when the weather improves again we will be out and about.

    1. The rain is bouncing this morning, Nia (the first in ages) so it’s housework and blogging today. (You know which will win 🙂 ) Hope the sun is shining for you.

      1. he he he… it is same for me too dear, I am just going down for the houseworks now 🙂 You are so nice, same wishes from me too, love, nia

    1. The birds have been nesting in the marshes for years, Lynne, and the petrochemicals since before I was born! Strange that they coexist so peacefully, but the visitor centre is capitalising on that. 🙂

    1. I’m always surprised at what’s possible, Lynne. The light wasn’t especially good in there but when I framed the shot I loved it. There are binoculars on the desk below the window but you can’t really see them. Thank you for your encouraging words. 🙂

  3. These modern windows may not be romantic or picturesque in the conventional way, but what vast and sweeping views of the surrounding countryside they afford from inside. That sign – so poignant. 🙂

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