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23/05/2022

In which flowers abound

 

A quick weekend getaway.

Gardening and walking.

And GLORIOUS sunsets.

We went down to Eldest and his lovely girl to help with a bit of hedge cutting and gardening then to get some walking in their area which we know very little about.
On Saturday afternoon, after gardening, we set off from their cottage and followed lovely little paths and tracks around their town. We discovered hidden corners, vintage vehicles buried by foliage, ancient houses with carved date lintels proudly stating 'built by WH 1608', cow parsley lined woodland paths, flower strewn walls and almost forgotten stone steps vanishing into the undergrowth. In a short walk we saw so much that we think we need to explore more.

On the Sunday, we planned more of a 'serious' walk, around a reservoir up in the Dark Peaks but were thwarted right at the beginning. A section of the path wandered through open moorland which had been closed to dogs due to nesting birds.  So we had to retrace our steps back to the reservoir carpark and start again.  This time our walk went along the edge of the dale, down into the valley then back up.  Again our route had to be changed as we kept coming up against closed paths - also for good reasons but this time due to construction or rather DE-construction. Seven HHUUUUUUGE pylons were being dismantled and all the lines going undergrown as part of making the national park free of ugly electricity pylons. It was rather interesting to read the info boards and even though it was a Sunday, the pylons were festooned with engineers disconnecting power lines and swinging from ropes.

Moss of course managed a swim or two, it would not be a 'proper walk' in her eyes if we did not. By mid afternoon we'd returned to the van having had a decent leg tiring walk and (unbeknown to me) I had hit my walking target for this month - 100miles walked in May, giving me over 580miles as part of #walk1000miles challenge.

Back home, after heavy evening rain - I wandered around the garden and marvelled at how it had 'exploded' with lush growth. We still have tulips opening and we now have alliums popping up too!

Any hoo - Monday again. How did that happen? Have a good week xxxx

Ps I mustn't forget to log down my plastic waste!

9 comments:

  1. Nice to have a wander around a different area..and such a lush garden!

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    1. It is lovely to find new places to walk, it was lovely having our son with us to explore his area that he'd not got round to finding just yet :) and thank you - it is a veritable jungle at the moment!

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  2. Your garden looks beautiful. There seems to be an explosion of wild flowers too at the moment.

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    1. thank you :) and yes there does seem to be a lot of wild flowers at the moment which is very encouraging x

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  3. Your garden looks beautiful. There seems to have been an explosion of wildflowers too recently. X

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  4. New areas to explore! Looks like Eldest lives in a lovely place. It's the usual story where someone local does not know their own neighbourhood! I'm a prime example of this as I lived here over 35 years before I climbed Pendle Hill! x

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    1. He does live in a lovely area, they've not been there long and he works quite long hours so tends not to do much once he has got home, so taking him with us on walks has reignited his love of walking - we fully intend on returning to check out more interesting corners of his world

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    2. That should mean some more lovely posts for us to drool over! x

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