There is an old saying that goes ‘ When the Gods wish to punish us, they grant us our wishes’. So how many of us wished for the sunshine towards the end of the prolonged winter and then wished for rain as the temperature hit 30 degrees. You certainly can have too much of a good thing.

One thing the fine weather had benefited is the wild life bringing up their young ones. The swans on Freemans marsh have raised seven out of eight signets. One disappeared when it was quite big so maybe it was Mr. Fox.

Gracing the cover of this issue is a water vole, taken from the footbridge over the Dun, the one over the swing bridge by Saint Lawrence’s. I have seen more this Summer than for quite a while, so the weather may be favouring the survival of their litters. They can have as many as four litters in a season.

A reminder for those that like looking at photographs. The annual Hungerford Camera Club exhibition is earlier this year. Saturday and Sunday 1st and 2nd September. Maybe I will see you there.
Front Cover by Micky Thompson

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