Time to stop for a moment, hope you have a cup of tea and a moment to spare, here's a painting for you. My paints have been tidied away and I have a few snaps of our day out ....
|watercolour dandelion clocks|
Today's walk was near the village of Charlwood, not far from the airport. The nearest pub has comfy leather chairs and a huge open fire place for winter evenings - but we weren't stopping long, we were off to bluebell woods:
There are so many woods in this area that we are always finding new ones to explore. This is Glovers Wood, and the walk, found on the National Trust website, was a comfortable 3 miles circular.
Not far into the woods is the perfect spot for a picnic overlooking a pretty algae covered pond.
I think this will be a great spot for dragonfly so will be visiting again late Summer.
I hadn't got used to Mr Blog Hop Badger residing with us and unfortunately left him behind, pity because I found a superb badger hideaway in a tree root - it is an absolutely perfect cave like residence with a tunnel into the ground beyond. If only I was smaller...... but there was no time to linger as bluebells were on the horizon...
The whole woodland is completely carpeted in bluebells, the fragrance is intoxicating - I could happily have made myself a den and stayed... for ever.
From the edge of the woods we could see the Lowfield Heath windmill, this is one of four in this area. It's not in use, although it can be viewed one Sunday each month if you're curious.
The nearby church is 11th century, this enormous yew tree dominates the churchyard, despite being completely hollow, it thrives and is very much alive.
Back home there has been time for a spot of gardening and much reading, and a little painting. Hope you enjoyed your weekend as much as I did.