All in a morning’s walk

Come with me on my usual morning spin with my two JRT’s Dotty and Tilly.

We are ready to go! Come on Mam!
We are ready to go! Come on Mam!

It’s a lovely, easy walk straight up into a wooded lane with a stream and up onto gently rolling farmland.

The Dancing Ladies
The Dancing Ladies

I do this walk when I want peace and quiet as it is very seldom used by anyone else – except the odd dog walker and we don’t mind those.

Do you love the signs of age? I love it in green on stream rocks and the base of ancient trees....
Do you love the signs of age? I love it in green on stream rocks and the base of ancient trees….
The old hedges that have been laid to form a natural  barrier for sheep and horses - does anyone know if they are Blackthorn? Anyway - I am mesmerised by their beautiful patterning against the sky.
The old hedges that have been laid to form a natural barrier for sheep and horses – does anyone know if they are Blackthorn? Anyway – I am mesmerised by their beautiful patterning against the sky.

Horses and chickens say hello as we pass and the girls get let off the lead once passed said chickens and they spend ages skipping along, snuffling around in the undergrowth and hedgerows.

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As for me I keep one eye on them and the other on nature: the trees and their changes, the stones covered in almost fluorescent green lichen and moss.

We run the gauntlet of a clutch of hens and cockerels right at the beginning of our walk...
We run the gauntlet of a clutch of hens and cockerels right at the beginning of our walk…

I love listening to the many different bird calls of which I know only one – the blackbird and just enjoying the freedom of walking at my own pace knowing full well that I will be having a nice cup of tea and toast when I get back…

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11 thoughts on “All in a morning’s walk

  1. Thanks for sharing, I enjoyed that walk! What wonderful natural inspiration on your walk and I love JRT’s, perfect names they have too!

  2. One of the reasons i want a dog (other than them being so cute and adorable!) is to force myself to go on walks. We do occasionally have nice walks, but we’re far too lazy when we don’t HAVE to (and especially when its cold outside), despite really enjoying them! Hopefully soon we can afford to get a pet 🙂

    Oh well, at least it’s getting warmer now so i’m sure we’ll be finding excuses to go outside again 🙂

    1. They really do keep on about going out and many nights after tea when I can’t be bothered they make you be bothered nagging and pawing at me and sitting around with unhappy faces – oh yes – terrier torture…it works – come hail rain or shine!

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