Thrapston Lakes is one of our favourite places to be and we feel lucky that it’s right on the doorstep.
This year, 2016, we decided to take some photos of the same tree on the bans of Thrapston Lakes in order to document the seasons as they come and go.
At least once a month, sometimes each week, we walked around Thrapston Lakes to find our tree and take a photo of its progress in life. We’ve chosen the very best photos to show you here.
To get to our tree, you need to walk down Roman Way, turning right at the bottom nd walking parallel to the horse fields, there is a path (bark coered) to your right heading downhill, this will get you to Thrapston Lakes. Head down the path and when you emerge from the trees onto the lake path you need to go straight ahead toward the lake, then turn left onto a path heading through some trees, then there is a small clearing, the first ‘fishermans plot’ you get to, and here is our wonderful, knarly tree that we thought made an excellent subject for our photogrpahy project at Thrapston Lakes.
A year at Thrapston Lakes
January – there were some some crisp frosts…
Early February gave us more frost and bright mornings
Late February – the sun begins to shine and birds swim lazily on the lake
Early March – a few winds made Thrapston Lakes very choppy at times
Late March brought us some foggy mornings
April sees the leaves on the trees and enough breeze for a sail
Lovely greenery in May
Followed by some early sunshine in June
Long July days round the lake
The Nene Local pup enjoying some sun and a paddle in August
Early September – its bright, sunny but cool
Late September sees the shadows lengthen – I wonder if the fisherman caught anything?
October – very few leaves left on the trees
Deep November fog lying on the water
No leaves left in December
We’d love to see your Thrapston Lakes photos – post them to our Facebook page if you want to share them