A record of wildlife in my garden and various trips to the Warwickshire countryside and occasionally further afield.
"To see a world in a grain of sand,
And a heaven in a wild flower,
Hold infinity in the palm of your hand
And eternity in an hour."
From "Auguries of Innocence"
by William Blake
Sunday, 22 March 2020
A short walk in the Countryside
Yesterday I really did feel the need to escape for a while so D and I did the mile circular walk not far from home which we have done many times before and I am sure some of you will remember. It was good to spend an hour in the countryside when for the first time in two weeks I actually forgot all my worries and anxiety and just lived in the moment.
Apologies in advance if some of the photos are a bit rubbish - it was windy making it difficult to take flowers aand on top of that I stupidly didn't wear my wellies so didn't venture much onto the grass verges.
Lesser Celandine could be seen everywhere
and there were several patches of Dog's Mercury also in flower.
Luckily there was now no sign of a flooded road.
White Dead Nettle and
Blackthorn in flower.
Dandelion flowers are appearing now.
This is one of my favourite cottages with a rather charming gate in the hedge.
Record shots (to put it mildly) of a Red Legged Partridge and Pheasant running along the roadside in front of us.
A flock of dozens of Fieldfares descended in a tree in front of us silhouetted against the sky. i.e. a rubbish picture!
A species of Wild Strawberry - last time I guessed the exact species I got it wrong. I am sure Stray Rambler gave me the correct species but unfortunately I can't find the post to check.
Wild Arum leaves
I hope you are all well and staying safe. I don't know about everyone else but I find I am hardly sleeping - waking up hours earlier than usual and just lying there. I am going to try and make myself wander round the garden each day.
All photos taken by me with the Panasonic Lumix FZ330 bridge camera
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