Wednesday, 9 April 2014

Somewhere in Shropshire

Hello - thought you might like to come with me on the dog walk today - quite a nice day - a little misty - still plenty of puddles in the fields but even so very refreshing and good for the soul.

I haven't taken this route for a while - and was amazed how the crop had grown - the last time I came down here this crop was showing as quite small plants - today the plants were shoulder high with me and I guess in a few weeks they  will tower above - it is oil seed rape (I think) - the pollen from the flowerheads can be quite powerful- but the colour  is so bright.

The dogs were excited lots of new smells and new pathways -  the field had long stretches of walkway from one end to the other - made by the farmer and his tractors while cultivating the crop - so we were able to extend our walk to and fro.
I stood and looked across the fields to the hills beyond  - on the horizon the hills of Wales
This old tree stretches out to the sky - that brings thoughts to me of a favourite tree up on Lyth Hill that I visit from time to time and give it a hug I know I can feel the vibrations from deep in its trunk
Not many people about today down here - maybe they don't like the pollen from the rape - perhaps I will regret strolling through the field 

 The hedgerows were covered in white blackthorn blossom - one of my favourites -  encouraging a few bees to stray from their flight path -  but alas no butterflies perhaps it is a bit to early

 Dogs were a bit muddy and so was I when we reached home - so it was time to get the dogs scrubbed up on the decking - yes a refreshing walk  - bye


  1. A lovely walk,thanks for sharing! The tree looks quite the wise old soul,standing there,all alone.
    Jane x

  2. Yes - it is good to stand and reflect and I think trees help you to do that x

  3. It looks so fresh and clean right now. I really like all that yellow.

  4. Hi Jane, the blossom brought back memories of my younger years when I lived in Wales and I could actually smell the blossom in my mind, beautiful. I'm just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day and Happy Easter. Hugs, Chris