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Wednesday, 8 December 2010

Frozen Serpentine

The seagulls have their own ice skating rink at present. The serpentine in Hyde Park is frozen. Hundreds of crabby looking geese have left the lake and are sitting in small bad tempered gangs on the fields. I suspect that part of their disposition has to do with the seagulls failing about with laughter at their now exceptionally ungainly attempts at landing on the slippery surface.

12 comments:

David L Macaulay said...

wow - didn't realize it was that cold in London. Nice, atmospheric pic

Caroline said...

Your blog is reminding me so much of my time in London in 1981 - I remember the Serpentime freezing then too. It was magical for me!

Northern Girl Knits said...

'Tis the season for some cold-ass weather! I love the look of frozen lakes...

Anna said...

Heard you got even more cold and snow last night. Hope you're staying warm. Love the idea of the seagulls laughing at the geese.

Rolf said...

The Serpentine is one of my favorites. But I have never seen it frozen before.

jabblog said...

Those seagulls are so wicked, aren't they! LOL!!

Karine said...

Nice shot! I imagine that seagulls slipping about would be funny! I hope it thaws out a bit for you guys soon though, you're not used to the cold!

Gerald (Hyde DP) said...

The interaction between geese and pigeons is a fascinating idea.

PhotoPuddle said...

Aw, that's beautiful.

Kaori said...

Gorgeous shot! They must be having tons of fun on the ice :-D

Anonymous said...

gabbiani di londra trasferitevi in italia .al centro italia ieri e oggi ci sono piĆ¹ di 20 gradi. ciao elisabetta

Kris said...

This is just such a gorgeous picture. Fabulous!

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