Saturday, 7 June 2014

Walk with me (again)

It's been quite a stressful week seeing the bathroom looking like this


so yesterday evening I needed to get out, on my own.  Just go for a walk.

I nip out the back gate and head down the path.  It's gone 6pm but the sky holds on to the hues of a Summer afternoon


and the corn on the right shimmers in the sunlight


whilst on my left I pass a familiar character, lit up beautifully against the cobalt blue.


Then the path curves gently round the big horse chestnut


and at the bottom I turn right up the bridleway, where the sound of a wren makes me stop to catch the merest sight of its propeller tail before it disappears into the gnarled secret chambers of this gorgeous old tree.


To complete my circuit I turn off to the North... a shadier path...


... at times barely passable and I have to duck under drooping boughs


until I reach a clearing.  I can see my house from here!


Then the furrow in the cornfield leads me back home, with low-swooping swallows and small tortoiseshell butterflies as my ushers.


That feels better.

The only thing missing is the sea!




14 comments:

  1. How odd, i was thinking yesterday to take some photos when i take my dogs out, you gave me the idea a few months back. You got to get yoursef a dog....with walks like that in your vacinity...an everyday pleasure.

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    1. Ah yes, please do take some photos and perhaps post them some time too?
      I'd quite like a dog sometimes, but I'll just take my camera for walks instead!

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  2. I attempted to comment here yesterday but it disappeared; the gist was that it looks great around your part of the world and those trees are particularly lovely. Makes.me want to walk somewhere.myself, so off I go with the old hound.

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    1. Thanks SB. Big fan of trees myself. If you're ever over this side of the country, bring your old hound with you - shame we don't have any mountains though!

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  3. Are you sure you don't live in Camberwick Green?

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    1. Ah, the secret is out.

      Mrs Honeyman x

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  4. It's just what I imagine the English country side to look like.

    Very charming.

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  5. Lovely post! Thank you. It lifts one out of the doldrums.

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    1. Thank you! That's lovely to know.

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    1. Thanks it's very therapeutic!

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  7. Very inspirational, much like your previous 'Walk With Me' post. I must take a camera out one day and n̶i̶c̶k̶ ̶y̶o̶u̶r̶ ̶i̶d̶e̶a̶ put together a similar piece. That gnarly tree is incredible.
    How far is there to go with the work on the house?

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    1. Yes please do, I'd love to see yours - whilst there's nothing like experiencing the real thing I like to see it through the eye of a lens too.

      Work on the house... ? Touchy subject at the moment... ! Having a bad day. Just have to remind myself "this too shall pass" and we'll get there in the end. Actually, bathroom is *nearly* done and then there's just the kitchen. (Haha - "just" the kitchen - "JUST"???!!!)

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