Saturday, 28 January 2012

Winter Walks and gruesome finds!

Some Mothers have son's who give them flowers....not me, my son was on one of his yomps with one of his friends this week when walking through a bog he found this old chap! It had obviously been hanging around for a while ....and there was no venison to be had, but he bought it home for me! The antlers are amazing and I will try and gently clean them this week and probably hang them off the shed! It's surpisingly heavy and weirdly I really like them....and flowers don't last do they!

It's a good thing to own a dog I think, because it makes you go out and walk when maybe curling up in front of the fire would be very tempting. These pictures were taken after I had come home from work on a Sunday afternoon and really didn't feel like going out but how glad am I that I made the effort! Winter walks are beautiful and the early setting sun so stunning through the bare branches of the trees.

Not many people about as you can see, although we have learnt where to walk in more secret places where the masses don't go.

We are not especially proud of this tree pruning, we laughingly call it 'pollarding'! I picked an acorn up 20 years ago when I was pregnant with my youngest son, I planted it in a pot and it became this tree. Over the years it has grown too big for our little garden and the neighbours have made a comment or two so we felt it had to be cut back. The Blue Tits and Great Tits have taken umbrage and not been around this week and I think we have really upset them! I suspect we may try and tidy it up a bit!