Although some of the links I have were located this morning, this blog post is really, as the title suggests, about yesterday.
A MORNING WALK
My walk started with the parkland. There is always plenty to see there, and although it was to elusive to capture on camera, I even got a glimpse of a water vole before it darted under cover. Still I did get some good photos…
I left the parkland via the Seven Sisters gate and headed past the South Gate and thence to the river via Hardings Pits, which at this time of year means one thing to a photographer…
There were many of these creatures in evidence, and I was able to get several good photos…
The river although not at particularly high tide was looking splendid…
Of course no walk along the Great Ouse would be complete without…
This structure, which I have named for the birds that are its most distinctive users was once again proving popular…
Back in the heart of the town, there were many boats in evidence. One was a small family owned boat using the jetty, and there were various research vessels, at least one of which was owned by company called Gardline…
A Sunday lunch in East Rudham and afternoon spent sat out in the sun were both very enjoyable, and the latter yielded some good pictures…
BACK TO KING’S LYNN
Arriviing back in King’s Lynn I bagged a few photos on the way home. A quick check on the computer revealed the Australia had emerged from their tour match at Northampton with a draw – cause for celebration on their part given recent events!
I have a variety of links to share with you, starting with several about…
This section opens with a link to today’s issue of The Sparks of Autism. From that splendid online compilation I have singled out one piece for special mention, which started life as a blog post by gymbunnymummy entitled “20 things not to say to a parent of a child with autism“. My next autism related piece is a story about a Russian supermodel standing up for her autistic sister after the latter was refused service at a cafe. I end this little section with a link to a campaign on change.org to get “Avonte’s Law” passed.
I take the opportunity of having this section to once again remind people of the project to create a museum that really is about the women of East London. My next two links belong together:
- A story on Patheos about a draconian school dress code that is being applied in a blatantly discriminatory manner.
- And a petition on change.org organised by students at the affected school.
My final link in this section is to a petition calling on Amazon to stop selling books by Roosh V
My science related links are four in total:
- A piece by fargaregardsanna which features a humorous use of one of Maurits Escher’s most famous pictures – I realize that some may quibble of me classing this as science, but I believe that since the explanation of how such optical illusions work is scientific that this is justified – and also it makes this section of my post neater!
- A piece from Cosmos Up about an ancient lake on Mars that could once have sustained life.
- Cosmos Up again, this time on the discovery of a young “Jupiter” 97 light years away.
- My final piece comes courtesy of a source I do not believe I have previously cited in this blog – the Charlotte Observer, and it is a piece about Oliver Sacks (author of “Uncle Tungsten” among other things).
My final three links are all political in nature. Firstly, from disclaimermag comes this piece entitled “The Loathsome Linguistic Wriggles of Officer Involved Shootings”. My next link comes courtesy of Vox Political and is entitled “Browns Speech Unintentionally in Support of Corbyn”. Finally, courtesy of primepolitics comes this piece entitled “time to bring politics into the 21st century” which also serves as a useful to segue to my final section containing…