I won’t be posting about new trips for some time so I expect blog posts will be few and far between. Here are some ramblings,
I found this rainbow in our conservatory and now I don’t know what to do with it. Perhaps I should put it in the freezer for later.
For most of the past week the weather has been good (naturally as we can’t go on any trips) and we sat in the garden in the sun on three different days. After the first day when I fell asleep for about an hour my face ended up being noticeably redder than usual but it didn’t feel like sunburn and this is in March.
We have both been doing some garden maintenance. I am just the manual labourer doing grass cutting, leaf raking (I hate beech leaves) and the like. On my rounds I noticed that part of a stream bank retaining wall on our neighbours property was laying on the bottom of the syream probably caused by the recent flooding. The stream didn’t overflow out of its bed but it was a raging torrent for a time.
We have seen a number of butterflies in the garden (Peacock, Small Tortoiseshell, Comma) and some bumble bees during the warm weather which will have over-wintered here. Our Magnolia tree now has a lot of flower buds on it:
and our Camelias are beginning to bloom.
I’ve been doing my usual walk, which includes a stretch by the River Teme, and the ground has become drier to the point that I can now do it wearing normal shoes rather than walking boots or wellington boots and all the water that has been running down Kinsley Road has now disappeared. This is how it was recently:
The road is now completely dry.
We went for a walk recently in Kinsley Wood and discovered this little picnic site which we hadn’t realised was there.
It is not possible to drive here so any picnic would need to carried in a rucsack.
I stopped a little later to take this photograph partly to try the extra-wide angle lens on my smartphone. The little white blob on the left is Amanda’s head and the ‘normal’ view would not have stretched further than the larger of the two trees in the centre. That lens could be very useful in confined spaces such as some interiors.
We have recently registered with our local support group so that we can have some kind person fetch our shopping for us (although we haven’t used it yet) and we have some cooked meals delivered to our door by the local ‘Little Black Sheep Cafe’.
We had a number of trips planned for this season and they are now on hold. What a drag this all is (That’s the polite version).
After all that excitement you will probably need a rest. Till next time.