Arise, walk about the land through its length and breadth; for I will give it you: Genesis 13:17
A couple of walks over the last few days and already the woods are awakening and there are signs of Spring. No flowers on this walk but the woods are full of these fungi...they are tiny, dainty little things, I think there were fairies nearby.
There must be as many varieties of fungi as there are flowers?
There are signs of an active badger set down by the river, it's very near our house. It was tempting to peer down the holes but we were careful not to disturb anything.
Up by the airport on our family walk we were able to get to within 50 yards of the runway (although they do patrol the perimeter fence in a van and it is very clear we are being watched). There is beautiful land up here owned by the airport but open for the public to walk in. There is much clearance of the river going on and pruning back of bushes and trees. I think this might be a wood pigeons home, it's sturdy. We heard a deafening noise of crows, I expected to see about 30 up in the trees but there were none, then I realised it was the airport sound track to scare smaller birds away!
There are lots of bullrushes up here, the landscape is quite stark and brown at the moment, but the fluffy heads of these plants are blowing everywhere and will make a lovely soft lining for birds nests. It's early days, but today I saw the first blossom, only one tree in a two mile walk had any and if I looked the other way would have missed it!
Some bloggers are observing Lent and posting a 'pause in Lent' ...
My walks are my time to pause.
'ask the plants of the earth and they will teach you' ... Job 12, 8a