These days every weekday morning Zoe (our dog) and I walk our Girl to school and then head off for our morning fresh air. I've been meaning to take the camera with me for ages on one of these walks but I am not exactly a morning person so I'm lucky if I remember the dog and the Girl (never mind accessories...). Today I did remember... and here are some photos of our wander this morning (approx. 9-10am). It was, as you will see, a cracking morning - wintry and bright. And for those of you who live in cities... look how quiet everywhere is! It's so much easier to stay sane with this amount of people-free space around (honestly... take it from one who knows...).
So, first we walk up this road
These farmer's fields are looking different now winter's pretty much here - never seen these shadows look so bold before
There used to be a lovely view of the sea from this path... then someone put a fence up. Luckily the wind (strong on the coast here) has other ideas (dog agrees).
Just one of many lovely bits of woodland
There's evaporating frost in them there hills
At this time of year wherever you go round here the geese are always with you
It's wintry under foot now (I saw the gritter out on the roads this morning too)
All that talk of paths on the Poetry Bus this week... shall we take this path?
Or this one?
This part of the walk used to be the estate of a big house (house now gone). They obviously got themselves some fancy, foreign trees though because ours aren't usually this huge.
Looking up at a giant... a bit Lord of the Rings this one
The shrub in winter
I never get bored of looking at trees...
Winter sun doing its best
One of my favourite bits of the walk - through this pine wood
These fields were looking particularly dramatic today
So I took lots of pictures of them
And finally...a close-up.
Hope you enjoyed the walk. Beautiful, isn't it?
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