Definitely in winter mode…

Well the day after yesterdays blog of trundling with Pip, Sarah and Scooby, I was in definite winter mode. I’d woken again at 5am , showered, dressed and waited for the sun to rise…🙄

I decided to change my linen for winter snuggly linen and had the washing on by 6am and it was still dark 🤣

As soon as I’d gone through my morning routine I was out of the door – just before 7am. It was a lovely gentle sunrise

Not  ‘WOW’ stunning colours, just gentle and glowing. 

I went up passed the church where an enormous mushroom had suddenly appeared……

and along the back lane and it was beginning to fade already

I lost count of how many flocks of geese flew over

I always imagine them with tiny suitcases under their wings 🤣

I went behind the playing field and into the little copse where more fungi were clearly visible on the trees

Pip had said that the fungi season was starting on our walk the day before…..

Through the houses and to the pond, the ducks had gathered en mass for their morning feed from Simon

Whether it was my imagination or not, but the Mandarin ducks colours seemed even more vibrant as it puffed its chest out to ward off other ducks from its pure white mate

We have 2 male mandarins but the other one is more subtle, less showy but still beautiful 

Yet more geese flew overhead as I trundled up the high street

I’d delivered some calendars the day before to a street off the main road and some lace capped hydrangea had caught my eye and it was seeing the giant teacup in someone’s garden

That reminded me they were close by

Up round the back of the village and my final photo from the mirage lane, I took because it reminded me of a heart filling with blood for some reason…..

The rest of the morning was taken up with Sarah. I was showing here how to plant bulb sandwiches in the troughs at the back of her house. Tulips at the bottom, then miniature daffodils next, followed by giant yellow crocuses and finally snowdrops on the top layer. A succession of spring bulbs will in theory flower from February onwards… have some colour while we’re waiting for spring was provided by cyclamen… of my favourite winter flowers

Back home again and a final trundle of the day, as it was so unseasonably warm. Even Teresa Terrapin had come back out – I thought we’d seen the last of her until next summer 

I’d taken some food for the ducks and as they saw me they all flew my way

Feed over, one last visit to the church yard and I spotted a squirrel also getting into winter mode, eating a few nuts but also burying a few, ready for winter when supplies are scarce…..

One of those lovely days that makes you glad to be able to trundle….

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.

10 thoughts on “Definitely in winter mode…

  1. Hi Wendy – Have loved all your amazing messages and photos lately – what an interesting time you have had – well done for coping so successfully with everything.
    Just like in your photo, our blue/pink lacecap hydrangea flowers have been totally wonderful this year – giving so much pleasure!

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