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!


  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 everyday pleasure.

    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!

  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. want to walk somewhere.myself, so off I go with the old hound.

    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!

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

    1. Ah, the secret is out.

      Mrs Honeyman x

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

    Very charming.

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

  6. 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?

    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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