The weathermen had promised a fresher start to the day after all the intense heat of the weekend, so when I woke and drew my curtains, I opened my window to check if their promise had come to fruition…..and it had….
As I sat drinking my cuppa tea, I began thinking where I could walk for a change, but no images would come to mind apart from the one I’d been doing every day for a while now..🙄 I showered and still no new thoughts so I decided to go where my feet took me.
Out of the door they turned right instead of left, good start…but instead of doing my normal walk in reverse, the cow field attracted my attention. I could see the cows in the distant, nowhere near the path and looking settled…
A rabbit sat in the morning dew came into view
Down the track towards the pond
I could hear all the ducks quacking so knew either Peter or Simon were out feeding them; turned out to be Peter the duck man so my piccie shows the pond looking empty
…but that’s because they were all crowded round Peter 😂
As he left them to feed the noise subsided and a few ducks slipped back into the water
Up through the houses but instead of turning right along the back lane I turned left
Hay bales lay in the field, fodder for the horses later in the year
Through the gap in the hedge, I make my way up the road and realise I’m heading towards, what I call bluebell wood. Others call it garlic wood but such is my dislike of the smelly bulb, it’s Bluebell wood to me 🤣
I can soon turn left and trundle along a farmers track with so many butterflies fluttering around
Eventually the track leads to the cool shady wood
The temperature drops, the ground still with patches of wet mud from the rain weeks ago. The canopy of trees not allowing the suns heat to infiltrate to the ground.
Soon at the end I reach the small wooden bridge leading to the farmers field.
Field after field of Rye, I think 🤔
The long windy path directs me and makes me feel safe. So clear, so welcoming.
At the end another cooler shady copse leading me back to the village road
So peaceful. I havn’t seen a soul for the whole 2 hours it’s taken me. Just the sound of nature and the occasional click of my camera to keep me company…
Back out into the noise of the road, I head back into the village, spotting a rabbit pondering on a driveway
The pond comes into view; I’ve gone full circle. The ducks and Terence the terrapin sharing the log in the pond
As I head back home for my cuppa…..a nice change of a trundle thanks to my feet for taking me there…