Thankful for a cooler day……

After the recent heat wave, I was sooo glad to wake up to a cloudy cool day….never happy are we? 😂 the evening before I’d captured the full moon in all its glory

I’d already walked into town and caught the bus back first thing……

….. but after lunch my legs were itching for another trundle and since it was cooler I decided to venture further to Folly Lake and back. People often ask me, why don’t you use walk for a change and not have the heavy camera round your neck? My reply is always the same:

But I never know what I might see”

So first stop would be the pond, but nearby is a lovely little garden and this year they planted something with the tiniest of flowers. When in bud, they were the size of a ball bearing but now some have opened and I always have to take a piccie as I pass……

The ducks also looked happier in the cooler weather and were out in the open as opposed to sheltering in the undergrowth

Through the houses and down the back lane, a sunflower, perfectly wrapped and waiting to reveal the petals inside 

Nature is so clever, but people are often too busy to notice…..a little sunshine and the parcel will reveal it’s yellow splender.

Through the gallops towards Halfpenny cottage, where I’ll turn left and follow the long lane for a while …..

….before taking a left through the fields. A yellow hammer singing loudly on the telegraph wire

Following the track, potato fields followed by barley, then a field full of Christmas sprouts

I’d never noticed how beautiful a sprout plant is before…..with daisys growing at the side of their field – it looks like one enormous green flower….

Eventually I reach the lake

I thought the lack of sunshine might have kept people at home, but many had the same idea as me and were enjoying the cooler day. Fisherman lined the lake, sheltering in their tents; their rods set up and silent…

Many simply sat, waiting and watching for the twitch of the line. One suddenly saw his reward and hauled it in, proud as punch, before announcing to anyone who might be listening…

a three pounder, 3 pound of bream….”

The smile on his face told of his joy as he gently unhooked it and allowed it its freedom back into the lake…..

Back up the track to the road and a flock of gulls in a field catch my eye

Then another, bigger bird comes into view – a heron

Not often you see a heron in the middle of the field. Maybe he was heading for the lake to show the fishermen how its done… it takes off in that direction

The field of sheep are next. They were newborn lambs the last time I was here. 

Along the winding road before going through the gate back to the village

The odd poppy at the edge of the crops brighten the fields of green..

The farm comes into view

Not far to go now…and a beautiful Linnet rests on the high wire – I’d never seen a Linnet before last week and since then I’ve seen them every day!

I was going to go through the churchyard but could hear music and children’s voices coming from the playing field. It was Year 6 having their last day at little school party. Lots of fun and laughter. The annual ‘shirt signing’ still seems to be the order of the day. 

The end of an era for these young people and September would see them start the secondary school and the start of a new adventure for them

I ended where I started, back at the pond….the ducks looking content just as I felt….

You see, you never know what you might see on a trundle, if only you take the time to look…

About wendy7713

On the 31st July 2014 I was diagnosed with Young Onset Dementia. I may not have much of a short term memory anymore but that date is one I’ll never forget. I’m 58 years young, live happily alone in Yorkshire, have 2 daughters and I’m currently still in full time employment in the NHS. However, I’m now in the process of taking early retirement to give me a chance of enjoying life while I’m still me. I've started this blog to allow me, in the first instance, to write all my thoughts before they’re lost. If anyone chooses to follow my ramblings it will serve as a way of raising awareness on the lack of research into Alzheimer's. It will hopefully convey the helplessness of those diagnosed with dementia, as there is no cure – the end is inevitable. However, I’m also hoping I can convey that, although we've been diagnosed, people like me still have a substantial contribution to make; we still have a sense of humour; we sill have feelings. I’m hoping to show the reality of trying to cope on a day to day basis with the ever-changing environment that dementia throws at those diagnosed with the condition. What I want is not sympathy. What I want is simply to raise awareness.

11 thoughts on “Thankful for a cooler day……

  1. “you never know what you might see on a trundle, if only you take the time to look…” – but I think you are the champion spotter of beautiful sights, Wendy, and you’re kind enough to share them with us! (I’m so glad your policy is always to take a camera with you, just in case).

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